This essay accompanies the researcher’s Master of Fine Arts thesis concert, Sensaciones y emociones (performed on September 5 and 6, 2017). It describes how he employed his training as a flamenco dancer to choreographically model three non-expressive interactions with three discrete feelings in the performances of this concert. The essay outlines the ways in which the researcher used his art practice to imagine alternative strategies for relating to emotions and sensations, as phenomena that might put a body in motion, but that do not always or necessarily travel from inside of a feeling subject, outward, in an act commonly called expression.
Additionally, this essay draws attention to the ideological character of the notion of self-expression and the notion of the dance form. It offers that these ideas can work in tandem in dance discourse, describing the role of emotion in shaping both concepts. Furthermore, it argues that each dancing body presents a specific physicality as it moves, which choreographically models an attitude toward emotion, as that body itself performs a practiced management of feeling.
Level of Degree
Theatre & Dance
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Fifth Committee Member
Mary Anne Santos-Newhall
Sixth Committee Member
Ninotchka Devorah Bennahum
The National Institute of Flamenco
flamenco, emotion, affect, self-expression, non-expression, postmodern dance
Encinias, Nevarez G.. "Strange Labor: Toward the Non-Expression of Feelings Themselves." (2018). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/thea_etds/45