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Lab Corpo Palavra is an artistic and pedagogical proposal which develops creations in dance, body art and performing arts that investigate intersections between word and body within the creative process, acknowledging the bond between life and art. Through dynamics, performers modulate bodily presence, movement quality, and production-process of (un) knowledge.

The aim is to offer an environment for experimenting modulations of body graphics - choreographies and dramaturgies of movement, understood as writings of the body in space in a cartographic perspective. Cartography is based on the assumption and recognition that one is continually in process. Thus, being an artist/researcher is being a cartographer of your poésis in the encounter with the information that comes through relational experience with the world. A cartographer is defined by the sensitive availability that he or she offers to his/her reality production process. It is essential to be in constant learning with the movement that emerges from the tension between vital flows and territorial organization, a cyclical path of deterritorialization and reterritorialization.


The Word Body Laboratory activates listening to the intensities of affection while the body moves and writes simultaneously, while dancing and speaking, while moving and reading at the same time. Decipher sensations, produce and displace senses while practicing body-writing and body-speech in the transitory aspects of attention. 

Creating intimacy with the micro-movements of the body's internal spaces and interconnectedness with external spaces promotes an inauguration of paths in ways of thinking and moving.

The construction of presence is a journey that involves encounters and affections. The relations between writing-body and speech-body are called to a becoming-fall, making the preservation of pre-established and codified forms between reason and sensation, between body and thought vulnerable; mobilizing a writing integrated to the vital flow of the moving body, opening up to the creation of other connections with thought. 


The methodology has been developed by artist Aline Bernardi during a research that began in 2012 with the Corpo Palavra seminars at Faculdade Angel Vianna, in Rio de Janeiro, unleashed during intensive training in performance and in the Artistic Investigation program at CEM (Centro in Movement in Lisbon/Portugal); in the Post-Graduation in Body Preparation for the Performing Arts at Faculdade Angel Vianna PCA/FAV; and in the Master`s Dance / PPGDAN UFRJ. 


The involvement in creation processes with performatic routes in the creation of spaces for the exercise of collective writings in itinerant dramaturgy: this is the mobilizing thread of the practices of the (Un)Learning Program of  Word Body Laboratory .

In 2020, we inaugurated the editorial label of Word Body Laboratory, the Cadernos Sensórios Corpo Word Collection , echoing the poetics that emerged in the laboratory environment.

"The movement proposals devised by Aline Bernardi, as well as her continuous experiments that rub together dance, performance, sound and writing, certainly collaborate in the opening of a more vital and present body. The lines that open up in this permanent deterritorialization and reterritorialization make the usually melancholy and repetitive status of movement that we experience as an everyday pattern. This process, I believe, involves an opening through the skin. Aline's work allows me to be able to temporarily create an all-seeing body. This is due to the constant contaminations between practices, dance and writing, poetry and sound.


More than improvising and provoking contact, the agitations provoked by her proposals make affections rub against each other, as in a contagion process. Aline perforates the real and is not content with just represent it.


Her proposals are already the very event of creating more vital territories, different from the spectacular context in which modern cities present themselves." (Daniela Avellar - Psychologist and Master in Contemporary Studies of the Arts from UFF/RJ)


Click here for the page of  (Un)Learning Program of  Lab Body Word .

Click here to access the page of  Body Word Sensory Notebooks Collection ,  

Click here to access the  Artistic-Pedagogical Portfolio of the Corpo Palavra Lab .  

The photos on this page are by Julio Stotz.

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