Jorge Dubatti: Social Body and Poetic Body in Argentina


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Social Body and Poetic Body in Argentina

Read this keynote in e-misférica 4.2


Proposing a Philosophy of Theater would allow us to employ a series of concepts to understand performance practices in their un-delimitation and complexity: the distinction between social body and poetic body, cohabitation and zones of experience and subjectivity, theater of “states” and the possibility of thinking about poetics as spaces of ontological tensions that displace the notions of “representation” and “presentation.”


Jorge Dubatti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1963. He received his PhD in History and Theory of Art at the University of Buenos Aires. He is professor at the UBA and at the National University of Rosario. His most recent book is entitled "Filosofía del Teatro I."

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