The dancer of the future

The dancer of the future will be one who has grown so dissociated that the natural language of the soul will have become separate from the movements of the body. The dancer will emerge from nationhood, and be severed from her humanity. She will dance across the forms of the nymph, the fairy, the coquette; refusing the form of the woman in any great or pure expression. She will sabotage any project of the woman’s body and any holiness of its parts. She will dance the shifting lies of nature, showing each part to be alien to another. All parts of her body shall obscure our intelligence, frustrating any narrative of her thoughts or aspirations. She shall dance the unfreedom of women.

This is the mission of the dancer of the future…she eludes us, the dancer of the future: the captive spirit, who will inhabit the body of no women; more disgraceful than any woman that has yet been; more hideous than any women of past centuries: The base intelligence of any oppressed body!

“Anyone who’s been deemed ‘unnatural’ in the face of reigning biological norms, anyone who’s experienced injustices wrought in the name of natural order, will realize that the glorification of ‘nature’ has nothing to offer us–the queer and trans among us, the differently-abled, as well as those who have suffered discrimination due to pregnancy or duties connected to child-rearing.”

– Laboria Cuboniks, Xenofemism: A Politics of



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