What is it about?

This article looks at translation across media, and specifically from the medium of painting into dance, as possible locus for LGBTQ+ activism. It focuses on choreographer Marie Chouinard's dance performance based on Hieronymus Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, and referring more in general to her work, the article shows how the theatre stage can become a space of negotiation of visibility, identity, and sexuality, from which to elaborate fluid conceptions of gender and empowering models for translators.

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Why is it important?

It is important because it cuts across recent debates on agency and visibility in translation, while proposing an idea of translation that includes translation across media, in line with multimodal understandings of meaning.

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This page is a summary of: The body center stage, Translation and Interpreting Studies, December 2020, John Benjamins,
DOI: 10.1075/tis.19058.mon.
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