Analyzing the forms of production and transmission of knowledge in the Americas since the arrival of the Spaniards, Diana Taylor proposes two concepts, the archive and the repertoire, as models of production and dissemination of knowledge that have interacted throughout history. According to Taylor, the archive have been privileged by Western epistemologies as a stable source of knowledge that preserves material elements, at the expense of the repertoire, which perpetuates a performative memory based on the transmission of bodily practices (non-material). In her opinion, Performance Studies, as a post-disciplinary field, “take seriously” the repertoire and, with it, broaden our epistemological horizon, opening the door to reconsider other epistemologies based on corporalized practices.(J. A.)
Spanish translation by Anabelle Contreras: El archivo y el repertorio. La memoria cultural performática en las Américas, Santiago de Chile, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, 2017.