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Dancers as Inter-Corporeality: Breaking Down the Reluctant Body

  • Emmanouela Mandalaki
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Abstract

Dancing like feeling, becoming, corporeally connecting…

The current account draws on my experience in the organized community of the dance to illustrate the ability of the body to give rise to a reflexive understanding of the emergent potentialities and limitations as individuals interact with each other in organizational contexts. It discusses corporeally felt moments of tension arising in the space between negotiated ordered and freer dancing interactions to propose the emergence of an affective sociality presenting itself as a resolution of this tension, while partners generously and openly dispose their bodies to the touch of the other. Through open corporeal sharing, partners reinvent their body’s ability to perform multiple gendered selves freed from dominating or emancipatory tendencies, thus breaking down traditionally conceived gender stereotypes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Los AndesBogotáColombia

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