Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Hast, Susanna
Organisation University of the Arts Helsinki
Project title Bodies in war, Bodies in Dance: Rhythm, Performance and Emotions in Finnish Military Training and Capoeira for Refugees
Decision No. 307634
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2020
Funding 245 573
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
The research project "Bodies in War, Bodies in Dance: Rhythm, Performance and Emotions in Finnish Military Training and Capoeira for Refugees" examines the nexus between militarisation, movement, and social emotions. The research asks, how do choreography, rhythm and synchronised movement affect the emotions of compassion, shame and pride in Finnish international crisis management training and capoeira training at refugee camps. The project analyses through observation and interviews how feelings of belonging are facilitated by collective motor actions in people touched by war. By analysing the interlinkages between body, brain and society, the project contributes to establishing a research field of politics of movement, as an intersection between dance studies and political science. The societal aim is to raise awareness of the corporeal and emotional aspects of militarisation and help develop movement pedagogies which are socially, culturally and politically more sustainable.