What does dance bring to the current historical moment, rife with all its crises? Current political crises are characterised by a move to the right and include the resurgence of nationalism and fascism. War and conflict are causing humanitarian crises, including the mass displacement of people, which is met with a degree of indifference and inadequate response in the West. Crises also continue to exist on an environmental and economic level, with the two seemingly at odds with one another.
How does or might dance dismantle the notions underpinning these crises by engaging with memory, history and community in an embodied way?
Martin Zícari presented his paper entitled: “Fue el estado”, embodied action dealing with the trauma of disappearance in Mexico.
18-20 April 2018
Royal Holloway, University of London
Organised by Society for Dance Research