About Juan Manuel



Juan Manuel with collaborators performing in the work-in-progress Cinco Palmas (2016)


I am concerned about choreographic processes, contemporary dance, latinidad, undocumented bodies, and sweat citizenships. I am a co-organizer of the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, as well as the e-resource convener for the International Federation for Theatre Research’s Performance as Research working group. I am the co-founder of both A PerFarmance Project, site-specific collaborations between farmers and performers researching the concept of food security and labor, and DanceCloud.org, a community of dance practitioners and researchers sharing the places they explore and promoting an embodied way to think about the digital space around us. I was a member of the improvisational dance company Movement Forum for ten years. I am a Ph.D. candidate in performance studies at UC Berkeley and I hold an MA International Performance Research from the University of Warwick (UK).



Requiem for a Meme

Performance and Art in Latinx Americas

We investigate performance art, performativity, and other art forms across the Latinx Americas.