Bodies Thinned


I feel, therefore, I am – David Le Breton (1)

My body, the extension of my being deeper. In motion, based on the musical note. Without seeking for order in a real chaos. All senses awake. Always being present. At the moment, no doubt, no past, no future.

Just in the most deep sense of existence, with the movements orchestrated with what is around, connecting with the surround, with the ancestral, with the atavistic feeling. In a natural place, in a city, in a invented time, in a noise made of silence.

Deepening of us, of our soul that move with loose arms, with our bodies in the water, with my hair trickling down on his skin. He is burning with my touch, with my soft hands on his legs, on his body which asks to moving unhurriedly, touching each part gently, with integrity.

Silence could be the sound, beyond what we have within us, in the breathing movement, in the sense to be together then, with a belonging sensation, with the world, with the whole, in a extention of our fingers.


∗poetry inspired by this music


(1) The Taste of the World: an anthropology of the senses; original title in Frech – La Saveur du Monde: une anthropologie des sens, Editions Métailié, Paris, 2006. Edition in Portuguese: Antropologia dos Sentidos, Editora Vozes, Rio de Janeiro, 2016.

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About Ana Villas Boas

I’m an urban sociologist and runner based in São Paulo, Brasil, focused on studies about body movement, landscapes, sounds, silence and senses. My current work has been on cultural heritage and preservation studies and I’m also yoga teacher, certified by Kundalini Research Institute.
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