From Direct Action to Being There: Choreographing Communities in Dance and Occupy protests

Pethybridge, Ruth (2015) From Direct Action to Being There: Choreographing Communities in Dance and Occupy protests. In: Congress on Research in Dance - Cut and Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity, 4th-7th June 2015, Athens. (Unpublished)

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This presentation suggests relationships between the political tools of the Occupy movement and UK site-specific ‘Community Dance’. Rather than specific physical actions that constitute dance or direct action, occupation can be seen as a method for both practices that locates politics in an embodied ontology of being with others. Seeing these choreographic practices as part of the ‘episteme’ of the 2000’s, the notion of ‘Community Dance’ can be re-claimed from its apolitical historiography and repositioned as a non-teleological practice which never the less has the potential to mobilise and respond to crisis in a choreographed way through simply ‘being there’.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Performance > Dance > Choreography
Performance > Dance
Philosophy & Psychology
Social Sciences
Courses by Department: Academy of Music & Theatre Arts > Dance
Depositing User: Ruth Pethybridge
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 10:09
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/1866

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