Cuerpos Para la Reconciliación | Embodying Reconciliation


View a short field report on a project on dance, territory and memory conducted in Galeras, Sucre in Nov, 2015

To foster and support personal and collective reconciliation through cultural, artistic and bodily practices in order to rebuild a peaceful society.

Embodying Reconciliation's work is born from a deep desire to promote and share processes of transformation and reconciliation through cultural, artistic, and bodily practices in conflict and post conflict situations. We facilitate and guide educational, cultural, and therapeutic processes with groups and individuals who have been affected by traumatic experiences, violent situations, and marginalization. Through consulting and specialized training programs, we initiate and support processes of personal healing, collective reconciliation, recuperation of memory, as well as support practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Contact Info

  • +57 314.4234371
  • Bogota, Colombia

Our international team of experts includes researchers, performers, anthropologists, and pedagogues. Brought together by a passion for different cultures and learning dance and music from around the world, they plan and facilitate profound transformation in individuals and communities through cultural and artistic practices.

Diana T Gutiérrez

Co-Founder (Colombia)

Diana holds an MA in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage from the prestigious EU Choreomundus Program inNorway, France, Hungary and UK as well as a BA in Anthropology.  She is trained in ballet and traditional Colombian folk dance, and has taught professionally. Diana is the founder and coordinator of Semillas del Patrimonio, a educational resources network of of cultural, artistic, and visual practitioners in Colombia working to empower and enfranchise children and young people from vulnerable communities through bodily practices, local knowledge, and intercultural encounters. Diana has a great sensitivity to the power of corporal expressions and arts as both a tool of social change and as a goal unto itself. In her work as a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist she gives voice to marginalized stories and voices of people living in violent and precarious situations.


    Co-Founder (Italy)

    Signa is an anthropologist, dance therapist and philosopher, holding degrees from Choreomundus. She is a collaborator on the Semillas de Patrimonio project. Her personal and professional search explores bodily practices, dance-therapy, somatic techniques and approaches to healing, adding a philosophical and anthropological perspective. Her artistic research combines different tools: movement, singing, drawing, creative writing and poetry. She believes that art has a therapeutic potential at a personal and a collective level by channeling and transforming positive emotions and traumatic experiences, by fostering trust in others, and by healing the social bonds among people and situations affected by violence.

      Jeremy Carter-Gordon

      Collaborator (USA)

      Immersed in traditional American and English music and dance from a young age, Jeremy grew up attending folk camps, social singing, local dances, and music sessions around Boston, MA. While studying Anthropology at Bard College he worked with the Smithsonian Folkways education program to create lesson plans to help teachers integrate world music into the classroom. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to conduct the largest ethnographic study of European hilt-and-point sword dances in the past century. He travels nationally and internationally teaching harmony singing and participatory dance at folk camps, festivals, and schools. Jeremy holds an MA in Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage, and will be starting a PhD in dance anthropology studying international transmission and performance of traditional dance


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        These tools are useful to identify relationships, emotions, memories, collective memories, social practices, shared interests, experiences, social and learning spaces, etc. I applied the tool in spaces with children and youth, a key tool for the construction of collective memories.


        Human Rights Community Educator
        [Embodying Reconciliation] has allowed me to have a practical approach to develop methodologies and pedagogic dynamics that reveal social, political perspectives, positioning individuals from the perspective of territorial empowerment, understanding this as the living space, both culturally and personally.



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