The emergence of the Gaze: Mindfulness and Self-Cultivation Practices (Intertwining Theatre and Education)

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Amongst the motivating factors behind this paper it is important to point out the urgent necessity of transforming and expanding the notion of education in Brazil, and this paper is aimed at providing initial thoughts on this matter. In order to do so, education is not seen here in isolation but through its fundamental connection to art, mainly to theatre. Once related, these fields are able to enhance each other, but in order for this to happen a sort of hidden layer has to be valued and strengthened. This would take the form of the role played by mindfulness and self-cultivation: that of generating a vital layer in which ethics, perception and attention are bridged profoundly. However, the starting point for these processes cannot be overlooked, and as such this paper attempts to reflect upon a necessary attitude, a suspension of judgement, which allows us, again and again, to look at the emergence of the gaze.

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The Gaze, Mindfulness, Theatre and education, Self-cultivation

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Bonfitto, M., (2019) “The emergence of the Gaze: Mindfulness and Self-Cultivation Practices (Intertwining Theatre and Education)”, Performance and Mindfulness 2(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/pam.561

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Matteo Bonfitto (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)

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