Projeto Redanças: redes colaborativas em dança como ação política
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Brazilian professor who teaches at the Dance School of the Federal University of Bahia (both graduate and undergraduate programs), courses such as Research Methodology and Dance Lúcia Matos is a Brazilian professor who teaches at the Dance School of the Federal University of Bahia (both graduate and undergraduate programs), courses such as Research Methodology and Dance Education. She is a member of the PROCEDA (Corporeographic and Educational Processes in Dance - Processos Corporeográficos e Educacionais em Dança), a dance research group, in which she participates as a co-leader as well as an associate researcher. Her research focus is in Education, Dance, Body and Difference. She holds a PhD in Scenic Arts, completed in 2006. Her thesis addressed the perception of bodies and choreographic aesthetics in four Brazilian contemporary dance companies that include disabled and non-disabled dancers in their casts. Lúcia’s interests also involve dance and public policy. She has been nominated as a representative of the State of Bahia in the Sectorial Dance Council of the Federal Ministry of Culture, working on proposals for public policies for dance in Brazil. She worked as a Dance Director of the Cultural Foundation of the State of Bahia from January 2007 to February 2009. She has taught contemporary dance to deaf youth in a Special Education Program of the Bahia Public School System for many years, as well as in the State of Bahia’s Cultural Foundation High School Course for Professional Dancing. She organized and chaired the 9th DaCi Conference – 2003 (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil). She has published a number of articles in journals and conference proceedings in Brazil and abroad. She published the chapter entitled Writing in the Flesh: Body, Identity, Disability and Difference, in Sherry Shapiro book´s Dance in a world of change (Human Kinectic, 2008). She is a member of RED – Red Sudamericana de Danza and ANDA (National Association of Dance Researchers).
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