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Dance, Politics & Co-Immunity

Current Perspectives on Politics and Communities in the Arts Vol. 1

This volume is dedicated to the question of how dance, both in its historical and in its contemporary manifestations, is intricately linked to conceptualisations of the political. Whereas in this context the term "policy" means the reproduction of hegemonic power relations within already existing institutional structures, politics refers to those practices which question the space of policy as such by inscribing that into its surface which has had no place before. The art of choreography consists in distributing bodies and their relations in space. It is a distribution of parts that within the field of the visible and the sayable allocates positions to specific bodies. Yet in the confrontation between bodies and their relations, a deframing and dislocating of positions may take place. The essays included in this book are aimed at the multiple connections between politics, community, dance, and globalisation from the perspective of e.g. Dance and Theatre Studies, History, Philosophy, and Sociology.

288 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4


Philosophy: General Philosophy


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Table of Contents

Gerald Siegmund and Stefan Hölscher


1. The Politics of Enjoyment

André Lepecki

From Partaking to Initiating:

Leadingfollowing as Dance’s (a-personal) Political Singularity

Oliver Marchart

Dancing Politics. Political Reflections on Choreography, Dance and Protest

Bojana Kunst

Working Out Contemporaneity. Dance and Post-Fordism

2. The Politics of Sense

Erin Manning and Brian Massumi

Coming Alive in a World of Texture

For Neurodiversity

Ulas Aktas

Civilisational Wilderness or Civilderness and Cultural Immune Systems

Petra Sabisch

Choreographing Participatory Relations Contamination and Articulation

3. The Politics of Modernism

Bojana Cvejić

On the Choreographic Production of Problems

Gabriele Brandstetter

Heteropolitics of Contemporary Dance

Xavier Le Roy’s “Le Sacre du printemps”

Mark Franko

Myth, Nationalism and Embodiment in “American Document”

4. The Politics of the Social

Ana Vujanović

Notes on the Politicality of Contemporary Dance

Gabriele Klein

The (Micro-)Politics of Social Choreography

Aesthetic and Political Strategies of Protest and Participation

Randy Martin

Mobilizing Dance

Toward a Social Logic of the Derivative

Saša Asentić and Ana Vujanović

“My Private Bio-Politics”

A Performance on the Paper Floor (Third phase)

5. The Politics of Community

Ramsay Burt

The Biopolitics of Modernist Dance and Suffragette Protest

Isabell Lorey

Politics of Immunization and the Precarious Life

Gerald Raunig

After Community: Condividuality

Notes on Contributors

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