The description of a therapy group using the mediating forms of dance and writing in a day-hospital shows how unsymbolized memory traces emerge and are transformed through group associations, both corporal and verbal. Thus new representations of the body and its origins – vectors of subjectivation – are created.
This article will approach the Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form that mixes wrestling and dancing, as being related to the adolescent process. What sets this activity apart is the arrangement of the participants: the Roda (circle) puts into play the body, a possible sublimation of violence, and the offer of a narcissistic and objectal encounter, within the containing setting. This creative corporal playing is connected with adolescent drive life. It could be developed as an interesting form of therapeutic mediation supporting the work of subjectivation.: adolescents could be invited to enact their pubertary violence through this playing.
Adolescence, 2014, 32, 2, 377-387.
Revue trimestrielle de psychanalyse, psychopathologie et sciences humaines