Olaya Aramo

Gender, dance, movement, and touch theorist, researcher, artist, and performer

Improvised partner dances, Queer tango and Contact Improvisation

Philosophy of Dance, ethnomusicology and dance theory, queer, feminist and intersectional theory and practice

Professional experience

· Contact Impro dancer and teacher since 2/10/2012

· Queer tango and tango teacher, activist and performer since 10/10/2010

· Teacher and collaborator at Máster de Igualdad de Género en las Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid 1/10/2008-30/06/2011

· Teacher at Seminario de lectura de textos feministas in Máster de Igualdad de Género en las Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid 1/10/2010-30/06/2013.

· I have spent the last decade working as a gender and dance activist and artist from the point of view of gender roles movement, deconstruction and embodiment through queer tango and contact improvisation, imparting workshops in different environments. Among them, in the last years:

Queering contact: vulnerability and mutual support, Encuentro de Danza y Políticas del Cuerpo, Basque Country, 30/08/2018.

Corpo-reality, performing otherness en la University of Lüneburg, Hamburg, Germany, 28/04/2018.

Beyond consent, from basic movement patterns until just before acquiring gender identity,International Queer Contact Improvisation Symposium, Hamburg, Germany, 2/05/2018.

Intersectional tango, black roots of tango and whitening processes in technique, Inusual Project, Barcelona, 14/05/2018

The mask and the mirror, Inusual Project, Barcelona, 09/04/2018

Gender in Movement, Escuela Tango Brujo, Gijón, Spain, 20/02/2018

Gender in movement for raising awareness in sexual health for teenagers, centro de Salud Joven, Madrid, 14/02/2018

Gender in Movement for professionals in gender activism, Fundación 26 de diciembre, Madrid, 13/02/2018

Touching from the heart, Contactango Festival, Wuppertal, Germany 30/01/2018

No rol tango, Contactango Festival, Wuppertal, Germany, 29/01/2018.

Touching from the heart, Enestudio, Barcelona, 21/10/2017-22/10/2017.

Diverse Tango, Festival de Teatro Convivencias, Madrid, 28/06/2017.

Flying milonguero: class and gender in the origins of tango, International Queer Tango Festival Berlin, 25/07/2017.

The embodiment of masculinity and femininity through tango posture and attitudes, Queer Tango Salon, London, 30/09/2017.

The Queer Touch, a research between movement and touch, Orgullo Crítico Madrid, 28/06/2017.

Queer Tango Workshop for Sport Science students, Universitat de València, Educación del movimiento, 17/10/2016-18/10/2016 and 15/05/2017-17/05/2017.

Roles dilution, en el Queer Tango Salon, Paris, 16/09/2016.

Queer Tango, Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres Seropositivas, Madrid, 04/04/2015.

Organizer of Quilombo Queer Tango Festival, Barcelona 25/05/2016-29/05/2016.

Queer Tango, Performative practices and destabilization of the sex-gender system, Máster de Análisis Sociocultural del Conocimiento y de la Comunicación, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología Universidad Complutense de Madrid, mayo de 21/05/2015 y 21/04/2016.

Education

· Degree in FCIM in Contact Improvisation, Madrid, 1/10/2015-30/06/18

· PhD in Sociology of Gender, Universidad Complutense de Madrid 14/12/2015

· Batchelor in Philosophy, Universitat de València 30/06/2005

Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings and/or monographs of their respective research fields, indicating also the number of citations (excluding self-citations) they have attracted.

Tango y apache: la ‘distinción’ entre el exotismo y el buen gusto, Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, Salamanca, Spain, 20/07/2018.

The development of queer tango communities: the case of Madrid, Queer Tango Salon, London, 30/09/2017.

Was there a tango golden age?, La Vie en Rose Queer Tango Festival, Journal, Paris, 3/05/2016.

Queer Canyengue Manifesto, Queer Tango Book, 2014.

Sonidos exóticos para tres guerras, XIII Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Etnomusicología, Cuenca, 25/10/ 2014.

Sonidos exóticos para tres guerras, refugios nostálgicos del modernismo, en las Jornadas de Jóvenes Musicólogos, Oviedo, Spain, 16/04/2014.

Comunidades de tango queer: un momento de expansión, en la 17th Biennial Conference of IASPM, Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Challenging Orthodoxies, Gijón, Spain, junio de 28/06/2013.

El cuerpo como origen de los cambios, Congreso de Fenomenología de la Facultad de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación de la Universitat de València, Spain, 12/03/2007.

Research monographs, chapters in collective volumes and any translations thereof.

The Queer Tango Book, co-editor with Birthe Havmoller y Ray Batchelor, 01/03/2014.

Organisation of International conferences in your field(s) of research, including membership in the steering and/or programme committee.

Founder and co-director of International Congress on Philosophy of Dance, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28/06/17-30/06/2017

Funding received so far.

FPI Scholarship, Ministerio de Cultura del Gobierno de España, 30/06/2007-30/06/2011

Fundación Carolina, at CEPAL, Unidad de Mujer y Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile, 30/10/2006-30/01/07

Fundación Caja Madrid, 30/06/2005-30/06/2007.