KM29 – Dance Program.
I think of dance as a relational practice. By saying this I mean that for me dance is about relations: in the body (between tissues, fascia, bones, skin, muscles), between people, and between humans and other than human entities.
So I don’t work teaching forms that others will copy, but I have been busy inventing strategies to activate relationships. By thinking in this way, there is always a possible dance, in all bodies, everywhere.
In the different projects I have been developing, with different communities, my challenge has been: through practices of perception, movement and conversation, to facilitate a shared experience that could help to move prejudices about ourselves and about the others, to break down stigmas about where artistic experience should have place, where knowledge is created, which bodies can dance, should think, should talk or be listened to.
Over the years I have been able to see how the practices I have been developing produce important changes in both, the personal and the community level, regenerating bonds of respect, care, listening and reciprocity.
I believe dance is a field of transformation of reality (both in micro scale and macro scale); a field from which it is possible to produce transformative encounters, a field in which it is possible to produce collective knowledge; a space from which it is possible to put in tension the concepts of “identity” and “otherness”, of “private” and “common”. Dance as a field in which to invent ways of relating not oppressive not extractivist, where to invent other futures.