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From Exhaustion to Possibilising – or, How to Think Through Contemporary Choreographic Practice

Protopapa, E (2013) From Exhaustion to Possibilising – or, How to Think Through Contemporary Choreographic Practice Dance Chronicle.

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Abstract

This paper responds to the phenomenon of ‘exhausting dance’ (Lepecki 2006) in contemporary choreography, by introducing an alternative notion of ‘possibilising’ (Deleuze 1997) for current dance thinking and practice. Following an examination of key points related to the phenomenon of exhaustion in dance, as raised both by theorists and by choreographers, this paper argues that it is often the constant processes of labelling and re-labelling in dance studies and practice that has brought about exhaustion, and ‘diagnoses’ instead a symptom of ‘fatigue’ (Connor 2004) in contemporary choreography, which might indeed be able to lead to new possibilities in dance.

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Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Protopapa, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords : contemporary choreography, exhausting dance, possibilising
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:26
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 15:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/730000

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