The dance of discoveries

  • Maria de Fátima de A. Silveira State University of Paraíba
  • Dulce Maria Rosa Gualda University of São Paulo
  • Vera Sobral Fluminense Federal University
  • Ademilda Maria de S. Garcia State University of Paraíba


The authors present the methodology used for collecting data developed through the use of the metaphor of dance. The tools were the workshops run in an Extension Course in Brazil given to nurses caring for women. The process is described as a meeting where the main objective reached was the collective construction of knowledge about the body of the women cared for. The socialization of experiences, the debate of ideas, the reflection about care permeated by solidarity and humanization, caring for the care-givers, reducing the asymmetry between researchers and researched — the dancers — went beyond merely generating data towards research.