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Body Territory 


This section contains three interviews intended to hear distinct artists elaborating ideas about Body Territory. Beginning the interview asking for their first thoughts when they hear the words Body Territory, very different concepts arise, from post-humanistic, fluid female perspectives to social-cultural contexts.

I am not trying to elaborate a scientific research. Instead, I want to offer the possibility of opening the space for investigations that can still go on beyond body social constructions. How could it be possible to imagine the territories of the body without a thorough examination of what the body is? What is its extent, its transformations, and how is it perceived and affected by and affecting the surrounding? For this reason, these interviews focus on people with the body as a primary focus in their work.

I am still far from acquiring all answers with these interviews. These three examples will not speak for everyone. I cannot generalize "people's skin colour, body shapes, abilities, features and sex/gender" (R. Longhurst). But I can tackle the topic of body territory from different angles and share deep questions and reflections regarding our own body, the other’s body and the bodies in our environment.

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Meet The Interviewees

Pedra, Anna, and Rzouga are conscious of their body transformation through the mobility in geographical spaces and how they construct their bodies as artists in dialogue with their audience. These intriguing interviews open possibilities to evolve the notion of body boundaries.

Leonardo Rodrigues Santos

Dance educator, performer, and researcher based in Mannheim.

Gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Programm NEUSTART KULTUR, Hilfsprogramm DIS-TANZEN des DachverbandTanz Deutschland.

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