Political Bodies

Political Bodies

The body outside the norm in the performing arts

Political Bodies

The body outside the norm in the performing arts

Curator: Diana Niepce

The Political Bodies series is a research, audience development, and programming project that attempts to map the presence of the body outside the norm in performance, addressing different proposals according to the paradigm of the political body, the body that contests its place in society. Within the scope of this project, a programme is presented that brings together conferences, conversations, training and performances seeking to promote reflection and dialogue about the hierarchy of the body in the performing arts. This hierarchy privileges the normative body and devalues, discriminates and excludes bodies that do not fit the norm. Thus, it perpetuates and justifies ableist mentalities – that is, discrimination against people with disabilities, based on the idea that they are less able. The violence exerted on bodies far from the norm is always present, more or less consciously, and it is through the reformulation of systems that we seek to exhaust it.

PROGRAMME

Workshop x
HOW AND (WHEN) TO TALK ABOUT DISABILITY
Diana Niepce, Joana Gomes, Joana Reais, Maria Vlachou
4 MAR

Performance x Talks and Lectures x
DIANA NIEPCE
O Outro Corpo
6 MAR

Dance x
DIANA NIEPCE
O Outro Lado da Dança
8 and 9 MAR

Talks and Lectures x
DIANA ANSELMO, DIANA NIEPCE, MARC BREW, MICKAELLA DANTAS
Unapologetical Bodies
9 MAR

Talks and Lectures x
LENNARD J. DAVIS
Staring
9 MAR 

Talks and Lectures x Take Part x
MENTAL STORM
Political Bodies
13 MAR 

Talks and Lectures x Online x
TITO RAJARSHI MUKHOPADHYAY
Plankton Dreams: Uma Conversa
13 MAR

Performance x
DIANA ANSELMO
Autorretrato em 3 atos
14 MAR

Workshop x
DIANA ANSELMO, DIANA NIEPCE
Compreender
15 MAR

Theatre x Dance x
DAN DAW
THE DAN DAW SHOW
15 and 16 MAR

© Renato Cruz Santos.

4–16 MAR 2024

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Co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, as part of the Europe Beyond Access II project

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