Living Lakes: Performing Latinx and Black History

This essay draws from autoethnographic experience and a performance piece by Joel Valentín-Martínez and Anita Gonzalez in order to explore embodied memories of Latinx and Black migration, labor, and leisure into the Midwest. Assuming the aesthetic procedures and analytics of choreography, the essay traces movement as a key component of placemaking and of great consequence to Latinx Studies.

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera
Professor of Performance Studies and Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University