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REIS, Alice Casanova dos. Subjectivity and body experience in Biodanza. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.3, pp. 1103-1123. ISSN 1808-4281.

Biodanza is a therapeutic system created by psychologist Chilean Rolando Toro and based on experiences conducted in groups, mediated by music and dance. This work, developed in the field of Social Psychology, aims to reflect on the experience of the body in Biodanza and its relation to subjectivity, from the meanings attributed to this activity by participating in a regular group of Biodanza. The research was based on phenomenology merleau-pontyana, seeking to understand the meanings of the lived through participant observation and group interviews with each of its members. The results show that Biodanza provides an experience of the body metamorphoses, whose movements the "turn" in: bird, song, flower, clay, sculpture, water, wave. We analyze these aspects relate to transformations of subjectivity, since configure new modes of subjectivity and objectivity, allowing the subjects to experience new ways of being and giving vent to his process of (re)creation existential.

Keywords : Body; Biodanza; Subjectivity.

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