Unruly Body Tanztheater is a project of Artistic Director KJ Dahlaw and is designed to embody a theopoetic of queer liberation. Acknowledging the lineage of Christian dominance in their own body and the irreparable harm done in the name of Christian supremacy and its explicit relationship to white supremacy, UBT seeks to unbind Christian dominance from the body. UBT investigates unruliness in the dancing body as resistance to the logic of dominance. Centering the body in practices of active, ongoing consent with dancers is held as key importance to the relational ecology of the company. UBT is an interdisciplinary, eco-somatic dance theater project of embodiment.
To be ungovernable. To be free. To resist the logic of domination. To resist the logic of domination
IN THE BODY. To be wild and without limit.
The corporeal body is the enfleshment of the
socio-political-ecological-material body. The corporeal body is always in flux because it is a part of an ecology. The body contains the imprint of corporeality. The corporeal body is the body in relationship to time and place, matter and mythology, culture and biosphere. Therefore, the body becomes a source of understanding the Earth community. The corporeal body becomes a lens from which we can understand ourselves.