Pedagogy of the Possessed: re-thinking the Dancer-Researcher-Performer (BPI) method in dance curricula in Brazil

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  • Ana Paula Hofling (University of North Carolina – Greensboro, United States of America) University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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BPI, Alterity, Dance, Choreography, Research

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This paper calls into question the central tenets of the Dancer-Researcher-Performer (BPI) method taught at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil. The analysis problematizes the underlying assumption that students lack an awareness of their own Brazilianness, which they must find through BPI, and questions a choreographic methodology where students are coached to be possessed by the dance. The paper draws attention to the power imbalances inherent in BPI’s co-habitation experience, where students research marginal others who are understood as the source of authentic Brazilian culture. The paper invites BPI students and teachers to reconsider the ethics of this research methodology, and to consider the possibility of choreographic research that engages both mind and body critically and consciously. 

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Biografia do Autor

Ana Paula Hofling (University of North Carolina – Greensboro, United States of America), University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Assistant Professor of Dance, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (2014-)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies at Wesleyan University (2012-2014)

PhD in Culture and Performance Studies from UCLA (2012)

Master of Fine Arts from University of Hawai`i (2003)

Fulbright scholar at the Academia Superior de Artes de Bogotá, Colombia (1999)

Master of Arts in Dance from UCLA (1997)

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from UC Berkeley (1993)

 

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2016-04-25

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Hofling (University of North Carolina – Greensboro, United States of America), A. P. (2016). Pedagogy of the Possessed: re-thinking the Dancer-Researcher-Performer (BPI) method in dance curricula in Brazil. Revista Brasileira De Estudos Da Presença, 6(2), 287–308. Recuperado de https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/presenca/article/view/58130

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