Rocio Marano Profanation of Summer

Following the intertwined research between rhythm and dance to address the notion of sacrifice. The etymology of the word refers to the act of sacrificing something of value for a greater good, of making something sacred. Since the invention of capitalism, sacrifice moves away from the sacred to satisfy economically profitable mechanisms. 
From the binary thinking of the meritocratic society, sacrifice is at the same time related to failure: if someone did not win, they probably lost and failed. Thus, sacrifice, failure and punishment complete the trio. I imagine the unravelling of practices, songs and movements that demystify this equation, either explicitly or as a working method. These paradigms widely propagated by colonial and religious mandates limit us and our ability to create. Rhythmic play as a form of profanation is a pure medium, which separated from itself and detached from its obligatory relation to an end opens the door to a new use.
Can profanation be a device for reappropriating artistic practice for the common good beyond its aesthetic transcendence?