This book compiles twelve essays that reflect fundamental aspects on the ways in which we approach the relationship with the past, memory, contemporaneity, corporal re-identification, the processes of reconstruction, the concept of envelopment, the passage of time, the ephemeral nature of the stage, archives and documentation.

Many current performing practices demonstrate that the dialogue with the past, going beyond nostalgia and mythification, reconsider their own present to project a possible future. These practices assume the responsibility of repositioning the body as a relevant social, cultural and artistic sign in terms of the course of its own history. Making or practicing history is not so much associated with the desire to belong to a hegemonic discourse, as it is with unveiling the ways in which history is written and warning about what history does.

In the essays, the reader will find reflections of artists, theoreticians and critics, who agree that the artistic practice enables new methods to be considered that review our relation with the ways history is made.

Isabel de Naverán is the co-founder of ARTEA and a researcher at the Archivo Virtual de Artes Escénicas. A visiting professor for the Master in Performing Arts Practice and Visual Culture (UAH) and the Master in Performing Arts and Sciences (UPV/EHU). She is a member of the editorial board of “Cairon. Revista de Estudios de Danza” and is the co-editor of “Cuerpo y Cinematografía” (2008).

Hacer Historia

Reflexiones desde la práctica de la danza
Isabel de Naverán (ed.)
Colección Cuerpo de Letra (3): Danza y Pensamiento
212pp./ 14.5 x 21 cm./

9788461428021  Castellano