Call for Papers – Somatics and Performing Arts: experience’s frictions and its influence on higher education and contemporary culture

CALL FOR PAPERS

Dossier:

Somatics and Performing Arts: experience’s frictions and its influence on higher education and contemporary culture

Journal Repertório: Year 22 – Number 31 (Dec 2018)
Quarterly journal published by the Post-Graduate Program in Performing Arts of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.

Edited by the Post-Graduate Program in Performing Arts of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, Journal Repertório opens call for papers for the dossier Somatics and Performing Arts: experience’s frictions and its influence on higher education and contemporary culture

Submissions online only, through the SEER portal (https://portalseer.ufba.br/).
Deadline: from 24th of march to 20th of may 2018.

Issue dedicated to the Somatic Field that is based on the perception of the body from the perspective of the lived experience, with the intention of speculating how this paradigmatic change can be perceived in the Teaching and Research of the Performing Arts, even extending its influence to the Contemporary Culture. Key concepts, modes of creation, production and diffusion of Contemporary Performative practices in their cultural diversity will be explored, as well as the genesis and historical construction of somatic knowledge in parallel to specific and global geographic contexts.

Considering the interactions between the somatic practices and the contemporary performing arts scene, as well as the expansion of the somatic field through teaching and research in the last two decades in Brazil and worldwide, this call aims to embrace papers that consider the accumulated knowledge about the theme and weave new propositions and reflections about the intricate web of scholarships approached amongst the following thematic lines:

● The global expansion of somatic practices: a genealogy of the related researches about the conscious movement and dissemination of Somatic Education in the world and in Brazil;

● The development of the Somatic Field from the historical point of view: the movements of Physical Cultures that fomented the development of Dance and Somatic;

● The manufacturing of a stage body for Dance, Theater and Performance work affected by the dissemination of the Somatic Field. Issues related to subjectivity, identity, gender, personal narratives, emerge from lived experience, from embodied knowledge. Movement explorations

with imagery, touch, voice and technology as a way of expanding reflections about the inseparability of body-mind relationship;

● Institutionalization of the Somatic Field: how Somatics has affirmed itself in graduate and undergraduate programs of Dance and Theater through the last decades in global level, bringing the renewal of training and pedagogical processes, and promoting transformations in different interpersonal relationships.

● Performative Research, which concentrates itself in the body as its main source of knowledge, and has been expanding itself through the renovation of processes and the production of new methodologies and epistemologies;

● Somatics and Globalization, that is, the influence of Eastern practices and philosophies that promote cultural diversity demonstrate the validity of somatic, ethic and spiritual values for contemporary humanity;

● Pedagogies of Being and Becoming, self improvement, therapeutic applications, corporeal representation and social interaction: impact of Somatic Education on the formation of sensitive and active individuals in society;

● The Somatic Knowledge and the Sciences, validating their practices in the quest of the advances of Neuroscience, while considering the problematization of their arguments, definitions and objectives that have been the target of a critical positioning by some theorists and commentators.
Papers might be submitted for the following sections:

● In focus: texts that approach subjects concerned to the central theme of the issue to be published;

● Persona: texts developed around one personality of the Performing Arts filed. May be or not connected to the central issue theme;

● Free Repertório: texts concerning themes chosen by the authors, independent of the main issue theme.

Articles must follow the journal’s publication standards in order to be accepted.

To access Journal Repertório:
https://portalseer.ufba.br/index.php/revteatro/index

Mission:

The Journal Repertory of the Graduate Program in Performing Arts – PPGAC has the mission to encourage transdisciplinary reflections with an emphasis on contemporary thinking. Its focus is in the field of Performing Arts in dialogue with other fields of knowledge with predominance in the fronts of production of thinking-making in art, fostering and strengthening Ibero-American relations, as encompassing contributions from the North and Northeast regions of Brazil. Hence, it seeks to discuss not only Mainstream reflection, but above all, mythic and poetic narratives that reflect the local realities of our country, thus meeting the world cultural diversity.