Dance requires an entry into movement of the body in space, while psychoanalysis is based on an entry into movement of thoughts. Could the encounter between these two arts of the movement support the associative capacity of the clinician in his reception of the archaic psychic performances, those not organized according to a verbal logic ? This question is formulated from the analysis of the clinical material taken from a therapeutic mediation group through the proposed dance of 5 autistic children. The material is collated with the creative processes explored by Pina Bausch in her choreographies. These crossed perspectives help to understand to what extent the figurations of archaic feelings rest on a mixture of the movement of bodies and words. Considered as a dance, this mix participates in the construction of a scenic space both external and internal from which the subject can address the other.
Key words : Dance-Theater | Autism | Archaic processes | Mediation | Figuration