Radical Acts of Translation: Mobilizing Reciprocities Across Bodily Arts

Friday, 12 May at UFBA, Salvador (Brazil) 

CALL FOR PAPERS HERE (English & Portuguese)

Submission Portal Open: December 16, 2022

The first event of this series acknowledges the limitations of Western scientific knowledge in fully grasping the broad spectrum of movement practices and performances available worldwide. It also problematizes their valorization under Eurocentric descriptors such as dance, folklore, or ritual. Seeking to bridge these theoretical and methodological gaps, this one-day symposium draws upon critical discussions around bodily arts, a well-established field of study in Brazil, which has sought to break away from the limiting sectarianism of artistic languages and the distinctions between theories and practices. We will join forces in cyberspace to exchange ideas and ways of knowing around two sets of epistemic, political and methodological tools: a) the principle of horizontalreciprocity, structuring ecologies of knowledges and b) acts of intercultural and inter-political translation, born from the struggle against systems of domination. Our gathering will also draw upon research-creation methodologies particularly concerned with new epistemologies of practice. This edition will accept proposals in Portuguese and English.

Brazil 2023

Lia Rodrigues Compania de Danças Encantado