Aesthetic as a language
Aesthetic can be described as the language of an artist, expressing the artist's self-representation and understanding of the world. Can one understand performing arts without understanding the performer's language, be it spoken, signed or physical? What are the codes to access, master and own the arts? What are the paradigms of the aesthetics of contemporary performing arts, and what do they say about power relations in our culture? What would it take for us to rethink our canons and our metrics of quality and open up to other aesthetics and languages?