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Corps dansant, sexe et genre

Abstract : Whatever its form and the context, dance articulates both biological and social. If the movement doesn’t have sex, dancing bodies are always subject to constraints that incorporate aesthetic and social gender norms. But dancing also offers always the ability to exceed these norms, by its power of incarnation of a singular imagination. Therefore, the dances are both a tool of socialization of body and a tool of acculturation, and may propose alternative patterns of corporealities. The body in motion is the primary target of the gender process, and in order to deconstruct it, work should experiment through the body, motor skills and imagination. It is also important to rethink the use of language to describe the aesthetic components. The common and scientific discourses persist in using sexual metaphors of “feminine” and “masculine” to describe the aesthetic components; in so doing, they postulate and reinforce a naturalization and a hierarchy of aesthetic parameters unrelated to sex.
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Hélène Marquié. Corps dansant, sexe et genre. PEYRE Evelyne; WIELS Joëlle. Mon corps a-t-il un sexe ?, La Découverte, pp.160-170, 2015, 978-2-7071-7358-4. ⟨hal-01345600⟩



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