The Dance of Eros and Thanatos
butoh and queer pedagogy
A book about transformation.
The Dance of Eros and Thanatos. Butoh and Queer Pedagogy. highlights the importance of metamorphosis for the human being through dancing and spirituality.
Damiano Fina about the book.
Why queer pedagogy?
On the basis of the biological characteristics that distinguish two different procreative modalities, the naturalization of the roles between masculine and feminine has been created, which has led to the creation of the stereotypes and conventions known to us today.
What is at stake is not only the freedom of expression of the human organism, it is the possibility of leading a life worthy of being lived, without suffering the violence of a society that makes it unbearable because it does not conform to the norm.
Queer pedagogy is a methodology that aims to make the organism experience transformative experiences through mimesic performances. From these experiences, queer pedagogy expects the possibility of facilitating the free expression of the truth that each organism recognizes in its own depth in a comfortable and welcoming context through the dance of Eros and Thanatos.
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The aim of a queer pedagogy is to create the conditions for this desiring practice of transformation to take place in a guided and protected context through dancing.
The Origins of Eros are explained in the myth of the androgynous by Arisotphanes in Plato's Symposium. Read the story of Androgyny since Greek time to today.