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Pensamiento palabra y obra

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SEIJAS CASTILLO, Nirlyn Karina. Reactivations of Dancing Women against the Patriarchy. Pensam. palabra obra [online]. 2021, n.25, pp.160-181.  Epub Feb 19, 2022. ISSN 2011-804X.

This article proposes, discusses and shares psychophysical methodologies for approaching archives and memories of performances, through the example of an ongoing PhD research. This research studies body art works, made by Latin American artists between 1973 and 2000, which discuss relations between patriarchy, violence and the body of women. The proposed methodology implies the practices of reactivation, re-enactment and re-enactment, which consist in forms of repetition of the psychophysical experiences of the works of art, as forms of constructing historical knowledge about dances and bodies. It is considered that through these repetition processes, the sensitive, ethical, aesthetic and political contents of the archives of historical performances can be better understood. Also, this methodology allows an epistemological approach that collaborates and deepens necessary antipatriarchal and decolonial transformations, both in the area of dance and in the Latin American geopolitical territory. Thus, this article discusses the application of these methodologies for the study of 7 works by Latin American artists, discussing the method itself and its installation as an anti-patriarchal and decolonial way of producing academic and historical knowledge in dance.

Keywords : Art History; documentation; dance; Feminist movement.

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