Historias 161 – Elizabeth Schwall on Dance and Revolution in Cuba

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Today Dustin welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Schwall to the podcast to talk about the relationship between dance and politics in Cuba.  An interdisciplinary scholar of Latin American history and dance, Schwall is the author of Dancing with the Revolution: Power, Politics, and Privilege in Cuba (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).  She explains the various ways that staged dance was infused with political significance by a variety of Cuban actors.  Schwall’s story intersects with the social politics of race and, ultimately, the broader Cuban revolutionary project.  Enjoy the listen!