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Queering the Somatic Symposium: Interrupting the Narrative

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START DATE 1 November 2019
START TIME 01:00pm

The Grove Theatre, Grove Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT

END DATE 2 November 2019
END TIME 06:00pm

This two-day symposium will bring together artists, practitioners, researchers moving within the fields of dance, queer theory, feminism, narrative, and somatic practices.

Queering the Somatic: Interrupting the Narrative offers opportunities to explore, challenge and celebrate the act of dispelling binaries: mind-body, male-female, subject-object. Dance can be seen as a critical way of being in the world. For us dance emphasises the felt over the ‘named’, dispelling binaries and challenging Western constructs of the passive body. Queer theory is a field of critical thinking emerging in the early 1990’s drawing on feminism and queer studies to challenge social constructs and identities. Moving beyond the social constructs of the body both dance and queer theory offer a fluidity for narrating the lived experience; narrations that interrupt dominant stories of identity and how we move through the world.

The symposium will be looking at ways that we might re-imagine, re-educate, re-think, reveal and allow us to re-create a world without the limits of binaries that reflect the somatic experience of Being in the world.

Friday 1 November 2019
Saturday 2 November 2019

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