HAU 2, April 18th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Art, Integration and Equality – A Never-ending Definition.

Moderator: Cristiane Ramalho

The dance ensembles DI and Membros, both based in Macaé in the state of Rio de Janeiro, do not just focus on the exploration of new languages. Their dancers work on a foundation of an ideologically based and highly developed pedagogic method in which the abilities and possibilities of each individual stand in the foreground.

t3Dance, Violence, Integration and Afro-Brazilian Memory.

Paulo Azevedo (Macaé) is a scholar and teacher of politics and pedagogy, the director and choreographer of the DI dance ensemble and director of the Membros dance ensemble and the research center for Hip Hop CIEM.h2. He is the author of four books and numerous texts, among others the documentation about juveniles in open prison “Meninos que não criam permanecem no C.R.I.A.M.”. He is a specialist for violence, physicality, integrative methods to communicate Afro-Brazilian culture, its dance and its memory, urban culture (with an emphasis on Hip Hop) as well as cultural politics, social exclusion and youth work.

In order to introduce a wider public to the theory of the body and power, this lecture describes mobile and immobile structures in which it is possible to perceive limitations (of movement) as an occasionally remarkable enrichment of creative work. In this contribution to the debate about dance, integration and exclusion, the choreographer attacks positivist positions. His critique demonstrates how this pragmatism controls and dominates the appearance of different protagonists, bodies and interpreters. This is not just a question of playing as a structure of the imaginary. Even pedagogic views will be expressed. An exchange of ideas should be possible that does not avoid polemics and is careful in dealing with rhetoric shortcuts that result from the naturalization of our viewpoint and common sense.

t1Multifarious Forms of Intelligence as the Basis for the Social Instrumentalization, Teaching and Professionalization of dance.

Dilma Negreiros (Macaé) is a dancer and has been the producer of the DI dance ensemble since 1999. She has been the pedagogic director and producer for the Hip Hop research center CIEM.h2 since 2005. At present she is studying corporate pedagogy. She is a specialist for career re-introduction, teaching methods and extra-institutional education.

The teaching work at the Hip Hop research center CIEM.h2 is based on each individual’s abilities and possibilities and supports individual learning processes. The approach is founded on H. Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. Individual, social and professional education through art stands in the foreground. The DI ensemble is devoted to dance and places special emphasis on the development of creative work.