I am seeking a way to ground my academic interests where I am rooted. Thus I am researching Costa Rican performance practices, with a focus on movement traditions, popular and folkloric dance, and experimental performance, as they relate to identity building in the context of colonialism. I am interested in dance and movement discourse that understands movement as embodied history.
I am particularly interested in situating my research within tourism (in the Global South) as a noticeably charged site for colonial negotiations through performative practices.
Some terms that I like to engage with when I make theatre/performance are: Place-based performance (instead of environmental theatre), dialogical performance, ethnotheatre and performance ethnography, (de)colonial theatre, popular and living dance forms