Bridging the Gap between Body and Language: negotiating the liminal space of the FL & culture classroom and achieving transcultural competence through the performing arts

The crucial yet underestimated role played by our bodies in the production of language and culture lies at the heart of the calls for reform in the foreign language curriculum that we are witnessing, especially since the 2007 MLA report stressed the need for a renewed FL curriculum able to produce “educated speakers who have deep translingual and transcultural competence” (“Foreign Languages and Higher Edu