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Published: 01 July 2015
Stills from movt nr. 4 , Morphis , 2010; performance, two hours. Photos by Olubode Shawn; Brown/BLOOM NYC Stills from movt nr. 4, Morphis, 2010; performance, two hours. Photos by Olubode Shawn; Brown/BLOOM NYC More
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Published: 01 July 2020
Figure 3 Image from María José’s performance of La futura . Screen shot by Karla Claudio Betancourt. Figure 3. Image from María José’s performance of La futura. Screen shot by Karla Claudio Betancourt. More
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 2 Rex Nettleford in performance in Myal (chor. Rex Nettleford), 1974. Maria LaYacona Photography. Courtesy of the National Dance Theatre Company Figure 2. Rex Nettleford in performance in Myal (chor. Rex Nettleford), 1974. Maria LaYacona Photography. Courtesy of the National Dance More
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 125–141.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Aisha Z. Cort; Antonio López In the context of revolutionary Cuba, discourses of identity are veiled behind discussions and performances of nation and nationality. Consideration of the paradoxical relation of blackness and the Cuban Revolution must consider the historical relation of blackness...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 150–168.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Figure 2 Rex Nettleford in performance in Myal (chor. Rex Nettleford), 1974. Maria LaYacona Photography. Courtesy of the National Dance Theatre Company Figure 2. Rex Nettleford in performance in Myal (chor. Rex Nettleford), 1974. Maria LaYacona Photography. Courtesy of the National Dance...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Belinda Edmondson Small Axe Incorporated 2003 Public Spectacles: Caribbean Women and the Politics of Public Performance Belinda Edmondson e race rises as its women rise. ey are the true standard of its elevation. We are trying to produce cultured men without asking...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (2 (35)): 7–23.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Nadia Ellis This article provides a set of readings toward what I am calling a “queer performance hermeneutic” of dancehall culture. It argues that although dancehall appears to be rigidly heteronormative, there are modes of queer performance within its culture, modes that may even be enabled...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 60–78.
Published: 01 March 2010
... by the elite, acknowledged how effective their socially sanctioned, “primitive” physicalities were in inciting insubordination. Despite being abhorred by society, the jamette's legendary deeds became influential to the performance of contemporary women masqueraders. Finally, I theorize her movements, which I...
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Published: 01 July 2015
Stills from movt nr. 6 , Notes on Afro-Contemporaneity; Destination Inner Space , 2014; performance, fifteen minutes. Photos by Charl Landvreugd Stills from movt nr. 6, Notes on Afro-Contemporaneity; Destination Inner Space, 2014; performance, fifteen minutes. Photos by Charl Landvreugd More
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 16–29.
Published: 01 March 2010
... politics of pleasure and the cultural work that live soca performances achieve through the creation of what I refer to as intimacies . Drawing on Lisa Lowe's critical insights, I use the word “intimacy” in two ways: to speak about the spatial proximity soca helps create, and to address the variety...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2018
...) interactions as extreme examples of “security encounters,” in which security professionals and citizens negotiate specific roles, rights, and responsibilities. Such encounters are political performances: security professionals seek to assert their authority in particular ways, while citizens use various...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 78–84.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Maja Horn This essay is a personal reflection on how Horn's scholarship on gender, sexuality, and performance in the hispanophone Caribbean has been shaped by the oeuvre of the late critical theorist José E. Muñoz. In particular, Horn compares and contrasts the uses of “hybridity” and “performance...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 89–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Gabrielle Civil; Rosamond S. King What does it mean to embody the Caribbean as performance/art? In this coolaborative essay, two Caribbean women artists respond to this question in a dynamic dialogue of text and images. Each has individually performed at and been exhibited in more than fifty venues...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
... refusal” or “refusal from the hills,” provides a generative spatial, performative, and interpretative model. It unhinges the set of signifiers and expectations comprising gendered racial types that reveal two interrelated, (white) imperial anxieties. The first revolves around the gaze and performance...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 17–41.
Published: 01 July 2010
... intersecting yet divergent narratives of race and nation. In this context, I examine works and performances by Martin Luther King Jr. (during his 1965 speeches in Kingston) and Peter Tosh (during his 1978 One Love Peace Concert performance) as a way of framing how discourses of black liberation, postcolonial...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 155–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Alejandra Bronfman This short essay is a response to Alexandra T. Vazquez's Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke, 2013). It aims to recreate the experience of reading the book and the transformation in listening that the book prompted. Written in both personal and academic...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 175–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Samantha Pinto This essay argues that there has been a subtle revolution in African diaspora studies that is emerging across very recent scholarship. Alexandra T. Vazquez's Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music (Duke, 2013) is part of a larger movement in the field of black diaspora...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 115–127.
Published: 01 July 2018
... on the contradictory paradigms that have conversely defined and negated the artistic craft of female performers such as Montez. In a sign that Montez’s potential for success was imminent, a short article dedicated entirely to her was published in 1942 in the Reader’s Digest. It is one of the first to define...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to explore the intersection of evolution, history, and poetic performance. In many accounts of McKay's early work, scholars have read “Fresh from de Lecture” as evidence of McKay's youthful internalization of imperialist apologism and formal conservatism. Conversely, this essay highlights the poem's...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 132–141.
Published: 01 July 2019
... their historical obliteration in Western imaginaries. Three questions guide the commentary: How have Afro-Dominican women been ghosted from national building projects in both the Dominican Republic and the United States? How have Afro-Dominican women writers and performers refused traditional understandings...