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Conversa com o Grupo TRADERE

17/05/2020 - 19h00 - 20h00

Artes da cena e contemplação na Universidade


18/05/2020 - 13h30 – 14h30

The work will be presented in English

Synopsis: The participants are faculty at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York. They practice mindfulness and movement in their daily lives and offer practices within their formal learning communities. A hub supports a shared intention; they aspire to nurture their presence to transform their performance in daily life, to make visible their interdependence, and to cultivate care in their communities. This hub brings greater visibility and access to mindfulness within their campus community. They offer these contemplative ‘listening’ practices to restore awareness and equanimity during this trauma, grief, and confusion times. 

Coordinator: Heather Huggins - Assistant Professor at City University of New York - Queensborough Community College. She is a social arts facilitator with ImaginAction, and an advanced practitioner of Social Presencing Theater (SPT) at the Presencing Institute. She apprenticed with movement innovator Andrei Droznin, graduating from the Shchukin Institute at the Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow, Russia. She is also a certified hatha yoga teacher and a graduate of the Interdependence Project’s yearlong mindfulness teacher training program.


Art of Healing: Massage Therapy

Dr. Rezan Akpinar

Mindfulness is the foundation of Healing Arts, which defines health as a balanced state of physical, mental and spiritual self that exists within harmony to the outer world. We are the micro-organisms of the macro, our environment. Balancing these components requires a deep understanding of their interconnectedness and how stagnation created in one component will reflect itself to all other components creating positive feedback loops. Society that requires us to learn while compartmentalizing our lives, can create a dissociation of the body-mind complex, and the world around us. In my classes, awareness of this connection through visualization practices increases student understanding of how our emotions create stagnations within the fascial system, creating restrictions at all levels. Mindfulness plays a role in unwinding, that releases these restrictions which give way to new opportunities, new creations and movement. Remembering that we are the universe, and that change within us is the first step of a thousand-mile journey. 

Art of Listening: Music

Dr. Joanne Chang

Music performance is about the art of listening. Cultivating listening skills typically train our students listening to the external musical sounds, lyrics, emotions and many other elements. Because our ears are attracted to all types of sound, the consciousness may be ‘impurified’ (The Surangama Sutra, Master Hsuan Hua, 2009). However, if we can turn that listening skill inwardly and direct the attention to listen to our internal innate gifts (buddha nature), we can connect that to the listening of external music - sound and silence. The more students explore and deepen the mindful listening skill, the more aesthetic views towards their music performance would grow. This builds up the connections from the start of contemplative practice, then applications in the listening and performance training, and hopefully finally results in improved student performance quality and appreciation of the beauty in life.

Art of Writing: Movement in Composition 

Professor Alison Cimino 

Presently, I am exploring how movement and body-mind awareness can help composition students during this time of remote learning. By investigating ways to integrate a body-mind connection, I create videos and writing prompts for students who are mainly learning asynchronously. My goal is to integrate mindfulness, somatic movement, and arts integrated learning into my first year English Composition courses. Understanding aspects of the body has been helpful in affirming the need to deepen my own understanding of body-mind awareness. Working with Social Presencing Theater has also offered additional tools in deepening mindfulness practice for students. With each conversation I discover ways to include body-mind awareness to my lessons and consequently reshape my focus towards compassionate teaching and self-care. 

Art of Communication: Performance in Everyday Life

Professor Heather Huggins

In my performance and communication courses, I offer mindfulness and movement practices to cultivate our capacity for chaos, so we may work directly with our experience, rather than habitually turning away. I integrate spatial awareness, yoga, Theory U’s Levels of Listening, and Social Presencing Theater (see visuals 1 and 2 and 3). I have begun incorporating my colleagues’ suggestions into my courses and daily life. Joanne and Rezan shared ideas for working with urban living, illuminating the relationship between our inner and outer space through transformative rituals. Alison and I share a passion for arts-based teaching, language, and embodiment; her insights fortify my choices across courses, including integrating resources on poetry of witness.


18/05/2020 - 14h30 – 15h30 


The work will be presented in English

Synopsis: The Hub consists of 12 members of ImaginAction, a global collective of practitioners and researchers centring around Social arts across borders. As a collective the work draws upon embodied intelligence, complexity, performance making, sensing the social field and making creative and courageous ‘true moves’ to transform collective narratives. Some of the modalities/philosophies they practice are Theatre of the Oppressed, Social Presencing Theatre, Dragon Dreaming, complexity and living systems, Systemic thinking, Choreography, The Work that Reconnects, Storytelling and changing the narrative, Improvisation, emotional intelligence, archetypes, nature connection and ritual spaces, Action Research, Human Biography, Theory U, Mindfulness among others. As practitioners, their Social Arts projects and activities across the globe work with women's empowerment, indeginous peoples, migration and socio/economic integration of migrants and refugees, agroecology and land rights, social and solidarity economy, education, organizational transformation and nature connection. The hub is working centred around the primary “working” question: “In what ways can Social Art practices, centred in awareness and contemplation, increase leadership and collective well-being? We understand ‘collective well-being’ as bridging the three divides - ecological, social, spiritual. (Scharmer, Senge)”. The intention is to debrief, harvest and document each session, making a portfolio of questions, reflections and phenomenological ‘scenes’ and gathering key insight to share in our presentation during the conference.

Coordinator: Débora Barrientos - ImaginAction core team member / Associate teacher Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora. The essence of her practice is to generate higher levels of individual and collective consciousness and empower people to realise their full potential. She draws on the techniques Theory U, Social Presencing Theater, Mindfulness and emotional intelligence. She also runs trainings in diversity and inclusion. She teaches at the University Organizational development. As well, She is Social Presencing Theater Facilitator, Vipassana Practitioner and Researcher.


Uri Noy Meir, Based in Italy born in Israel.

Bernadette Castilho,  Based and born in Brazil.

Arka Mukhopadhyay, Based and born in India.

Stephen Sillett,  Based in Canada Born in England.

Hector Aristizabal, Based and born in Colombia. 

Ruth Cross, Bases in Spain Born in England.

Ben Roberts, Based and born in US.

Iwan Brioc, Based and born in Wales. 

Chetna Mehrotra, Based and Born in India.

Charlie Kesem, Based in England and born in Israel. 

Ron Bunzl, Based in Italy and born in Uruguay.


20/05/2020 - 13h30 – 14h30


The work will be presented in English

Synopsis: This project was first conceptualized by Professor Sharon Ku of the University of Virginia (USA), as a way of introducing art into an engineering ethics classroom as a tool for contemplative learning. This course is taken by fourth-year engineering majors just prior to graduating. During their four years, some of the UVA students are even involved in university-based research projects for the U.S. Department of Defense, working on components that will be used in drones or other technologies of war. As such, it is an important time to attempt to “break through” to these students, despite their resistance to being vulnerable and to help them to connect emotionally, ethically and personally to issues raised in the course. The intervention that is being explored by this team (Ku, Ferguson, Trail, Ezell, Klingenmeier and Liao) is whether dedicating one week of the semester, or two full course sessions, to the study and discussion around two performative art pieces might assist students in connecting more deeply and personally to the ethical dimensions of engineering. Scott Ezell and Will Klingenmeier therefore proposed use of their video piece, “Double Exposure: Glitch Art from Conflict Zones in Artsakh (Armernia) and Myanmar”, which deals with the horror of war. Juliet Trail proposed use of her music video, “Emergence,” written about and showing images of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Rwanda and dealing primarily with a theme of personal growth/transformation. The team hopes that the contemplative nature of the two video pieces, the presence of the artists during the class sessions to engage students in dialogue, and the preparatory and follow-up pedagogy being employed by the faculty will lead to a meaningful learning experience for students of engineering ethics. 

Coordinator: Dr. Juliet Trail - Academic affiliation: Guest artist, University of Virginia course STS 4600: Engineering Ethics. Juliet, PhD is Founder and Director of Courageous Compassion Connection (C3), offering contemplative practices to diverse peoples to cultivate resilience, wholeness, healing, and compassion for all beings. Presently, she is Instructor and Board member for both InStill Mindfulness and Fujoli PlayLabs, and serves as Managing Director of The Coincidence Project.

Full Team: 

Dr. Sean Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Department of Engineering & Society, University of Virginia (USA).

Dr. Sharon (Tsai-Hsuan) Ku, Assistant Professor of Department of Engineering & Society, University of Virginia (USA).

Scott Ezell, Guest artist, University of Virginia Course STS 4600: Engineering Ethics (USA)

Will Klingenmeier, Guest artist, University of Virginia Course STS 4600: Engineering Ethics (USA)

Dr. Miao Liao, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Changsha University of Science and Technology (China)


20/05/2020 - 14h30 – 15h30


The work will be presented in Spanish

Coordinator: Ignacia Aguero

Synopsis: The intention of this Hub is to map what contemplative practices are used to stimulate the creative process for performers in Chile. This Hub will be an opportunity for performers and acting teachers in Chile to reflect upon our practices among peers. It will have a horizontal approach, stimulating the creation of a local community by the socialisation of our practices.


We will conduct four online meetings to get to know our contemplative journeys, socialise our practices, discuss our research’s questions and findings, and reflect upon the place that contemplative practices have in a Latina American context. These online meetings will have a mixed format; some sessions will be based on oral discussion, while other sessions will have a more practical approach, where we would have time to share our practices with others. The language of this Hub will be Spanish. 


The four online meetings will take place during April and May, before the seminar. A representative of the group will share the Hub's main discussions and conclusions in 2nd Seminar on Performing Arts and Contemplative Practices.


18/05/2020 - 16h00 - 17h00

Apresentação do trabalho em português

Sinopse: O BANDO – grupo de estudos sobre improvisação em dança é um amontoado de pesquisadores, artistes, improvisadores e docentes brasileires que foram se aglutinando por ocasião do isolamento social, devido à crise sanitária instaurada pelo coronavírus, para compartilhar questões, práticas, entendimentos e delírios sobre improvisação em dança e a vida. Os encontros do Hub ocorrem semanalmente provocados pela investigação coletiva do mote “uma pergunta para perguntar com o corpo”. Tendo a improvisação como metodologia de pesquisa e processo artístico, compartilharão uma experiência mediada pela mídia digital que se constitui a partir das investigações individuais sobre a frase disparadora. Individualmente cada artista se ocupará de criar seus próprios experimentos e coletivamente editarão uma partitura final para ser compartilhada no evento, ao qual se seguirá uma conversa performativa sobre o processo de criação.

Coordenadora: Ana Carolina Mundim - Universidade Federal do Ceará


Integrantes: Giorrdani Gorki Queiroz de Souza (Kiran Gorki), Doutorando - PPGDança/UFBA

juliane Gonçalves Queiroz, Doutoranda em Educação (UECE), Graduanda em Dança Licenciatura (UFC)

Líria de Araújo Morais (Líria Morays), Docente Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Mariane Araujo Vieira, Mestrado – Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Liana Gesteira Costa, Doutoranda em Dança pela UFBA

Bárbara Conceição Santos da Silva, Doutoranda/UNIRIO, Docente/ UFPB

Joubert de Albuquerque Arrais, Professor Adjunto da Universidade Federal do Cariri - IISCA/UFCA (Campus Juazeiro do Norte) e Professor Colaborador do PPGDança/UFBA

Conrado Vito Rodrigues Falbo

Mariana Pimentel

Alba Pedreira Vieira, Docente Curso de Dança Universidade Federal de Viçosa

Cibele Sastre, Docente Curso de Dança UFRGS


20/05/2020 - 16h00 - 17h00

Apresentação do trabalho em português

Sinopse: Esta proposta aglutina seis artistas/educadores/pesquisadores de diversas localidades brasileiras, vinculados a diferentes instituições e grupos de pesquisa, que vêm desenvolvendo projetos em variadas instâncias, integrando ecoperformances e Somática no contexto da Prática Artística como Pesquisa. Os encontros semanais do Hub investigam o potencial contemplativo de práticas somáticas dentro de uma perspectiva de Imersão Corpo Ambiente em processos performativos. Considerando o conhecimento corporalizado dos integrantes do Hub - como Body-Mind Centering℠, Pedagogia Perceptiva do Movimento, Movimento Autêntico, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis,  Prática de Dança Contemplativa, Yoga, Estudos Coreológicos e permacultura - buscam relacionar práticas contemplativas e seus desdobramentos ecoperformativos a partir de princípios somáticos como processo, pulsão, modulação, contratensão, autoconhecimento, descanso, holismo, experiência e consciência celular. Reafirmam a dança como uma modalidade fundamental do pensamento crítico contemporâneo em diálogo com os saberes ancestrais ao celebrar experiências contemplativas vividas com a natureza. As discussões contemporâneas que acompanham essa perspectiva atravessam diferentes cosmologias, a pandemia, a diversidade, a sustentabilidade, o anti-colonialismo e a deficiência, honrando múltiplas singularidades em movimento.

Coordenadora: Diego Pizarro - artista da dança, pesquisador e professor no Instituto Federal de Brasília desde 2010, onde coordena o Coletivo de Estudos em Dança, Somática e Improvisação - CEDA-SI. É educador somático certificado como professor de Body-Mind Centering℠ e practitioner de Cadeias Musculares e Articulares GDS. Doutor em Artes Cênicas (Universidade Federal da Bahia), mestre em arte contemporânea e Bacharel em Artes Cênicas (Universidade de Brasília).  



Alba Pedreira Vieira é diretora artística e performer da Mosaico Companhia de Dança Contemporânea, pesquisadora e professora do Departamento de Artes e Humanidades/UFV e do Programa de Pós Graduação em Artes Cênicas da UFOP. Ph.D. em Dança (Temple University/EUA), ela tem apresentado e publicado suas pesquisas em vários periódicos e capítulos de livro em diversos países. Organizadora dos livros Educação para as Artes (2010) e Arte e Violência: Ensaios em Movimento (2017). Membro do Conselho Editorial do Art Research Journal. 


Ciane Fernandes é professora titular da Escola de Teatro da UFBA, uma das fundadoras do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Artes Cênicas desta universidade, professora no PPGDança da UFBA, e pesquisadora produtividade pelo CNPq. M.A. e Ph.D. em Artes e Humanidades para Intérpretes das Artes Cênicas pela New York University e Certificada em Análise de Movimento pelo Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (New York), onde é pesquisadora associada. É diretora e performer do Coletivo A-FETO de Dança-Teatro da UFBA desde sua fundação, em 1997.

Deborah Dodd Macedo é dançarina, somato-psicopedagoga, professora e doutoranda em Artes Cênicas pela Universidade de Brasília. Possui um diploma de Maîtrise em Artes Cênicas - Université Paris VIII. Possui duas especializações pela Universidade Moderna de Lisboa (Pedagogia Perceptiva do Movimento e em Somato-psicopedagogia), bem como um diploma em Educação em Dança pelo Harkness Dance Centre(USA).


Leonardo Jose Sebiane Serrano é um Artista Latino, professor e pesquisador. Possui uma educação interdisciplinar. Professor do Instituto de Humanidades, Artes e Ciências da Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), com produções em dança, teatro, performance e (inter)artes, interessado em assuntos relacionados com: Prática como Pesquisa (PaR), Mestiçagem, Eco-Performance e Ações Anti-coloniais.

Melina Scialom é performer, coreologista, dramaturga, pesquisadora das artes da cena e pesquisadora colaboradora do Programa de Pós Graduação em Artes Cênicas da UFBA. Doutora em dança (University of Roehampton, UK) e mestre em artes ciências pelo PPGAC/UFBA, Bacharel e licenciada em dança pela UNICAMP, atualmente tem se dedicado às pesquisas e práticas artísticas relacionadas ao pensamento contemporâneo, à prática dramatúrgica e às dramaturgias corporais.

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