Miriana Lausic Arratia

Transgression: Eros and Death in Flamenco and Tauromaquia is a PhD dissertation by Miriana Lausic, a PhD candidate in her third year at York University as a recipient of the Ontario Trillium Scholarship. Currently undertaking fieldwork in Spain, her work is situated in the field of dance studies in collaboration with visual arts and explores a multidisciplinary engagement with the fields of ethnography, philosophy and critical theory. Wherein she conceptualizes a transgression framed by the themes of Eros and death through the movement of flamenco and bullfighting, and supports the concept of knowledge learned and transmitted through embodied actions.

Miriana holds an MFA in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a degree in History from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She has presented her current research at the World Dance Alliance in Angers, France and Arts in Society at the University of Sapienza, Rome, the Canadian Society for Dance Studies, Society of Dance History Scholars, and the Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

She was School Director of the Dance Institute of Washington, and her choreographies have been presented at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Barns at Wolf Trap, the Lincoln Theatre, and Carter Barron Amphitheatre.

Originally from Punta Arenas, Chile, Miriana danced professionally with the National Ballet in Split, Croatia, the second company of the Municipal Theatre of Santiago, and Ballet Arte Moderno in Santiago.

Image: Mi Cuerpo está en tu Cuerpo / My Body is within Your Body. Suit of lights jacket courtesy of ‘el espada’ matador Ruiz Manuel.