A Public Activation by the Queer Malaise Study Group
Education programme developed with the sponsorship of the Banco Santander Foundation
Before the word queer was coined from “white academia”, cuirness already existed to make reference to the odd, the strange or the peculiar. On a daily basis, our bodies, what we are, cross through the strangeness of existence, movement and understanding divergently. Dance, movement, transit, collision, self-perception and the eroticism of dancing are actions with the capacity to shake the system of power and, therefore, make up cuir actions. For this session, conducted by dancers Marina Santo and Javier Vaquero, a space of being agitation is put forward through dance. A being traversed by myriad identities, and often nameable and tangible.
In Moving Cuirness, dynamics are put forward which are based on experiential anatomy through movement, sensorial exploration from being (in)touch, and rhythm; dynamics that work as triggers to generate, from the intimacy of present uniqueness, a collective dance where pleasure and freedom of movement take centre stage.
The activity is aimed at the public at large, although, with limited places, priority will be given to sexual and gender dissents and racialised and/or migrant people, as well as other non-normative corporalities. Comfortable clothing and dancing barefoot is recommended. Prior experience is not required.
Marina Santo is a dancer, teacher and researcher who has designed and taught dance classes, rooted in awareness and creativity, to different communities for over a decade.
Javier Vaquero is a dancer and transvestite who is forced into being a multifaced worker by capitalism. Her/his practice looks to facilitate encounters around dance with dissident communities.