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The body between the concerts and repairs: a study about the tribal dance

Grant number: 12/09308-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education - Specific topics in Education
Principal researcher:Romualdo Dias
Grantee:Jamille Berbare
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil


We studied the relationships between the processes of subjectification and the contemporary city life from the analysis of the experience of a group of dancers who practice tribal dance in Rio Claro. We describe the experience of a practice this form of dance to stake out the issues to be studied in order to understand whether this form of artistic and cultural expression contributes to the "invention of the self" (the subject), noting those who live in the midst of urban contexts. We intend to identify whether there are traces of "disruptive" elements to denote the possibilities of resistance devices flattening of life imposed by the material conditions of survival in the city. We checked how dance contributes to the subjective processes from the perspective of the production of an aesthetics of existence. We used the work of Jose Gil, "Total Movement: the body and dance" as nuclear reference to compose the categories of analysis of our experience. Our study is located on a border demarcation between the body and power, in the practical sphere. Is also situated on the border between psychoanalysis and political philosophy, in the theoretical sphere. Identified in the tribal dance aspects that are related to the dynamics of desire and the power of creation in the life of the subjects involved therein. The body of "concerts" and "repairs" expresses the struggle of power in creating "sculpture itself" against the power devices that operate in its interdiction. (AU)

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