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Stefan Hölscher (ed.), Gerald Siegmund (ed.): Dance, Politics & Co-Immunity

Stefan Hölscher (ed.), Gerald Siegmund (ed.)

Dance, Politics & Co-Immunity

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On the distribution of bodies in space

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.

  • theatre studies
  • dancing
  • body
  • globalization
  • community
  • politics
  • sociology
  • performativity

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Stefan Hölscher

is a research associate affiliated with the MA program »Choreography und Performance« at Gießen University since 2009. He studied at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies at the same university from 2001 to 2008. In this context he developed various projects in close collaboration with other students from Gießen and from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. At the moment he is finalizing his PhD on the topic »Potential Bodies: Contemporary Dance between Aesthetics and Biopolitics« where he tries to combine receptionist and productionist aesthetic approaches. His interests of research include the works of Jacques Rancière, concepts of the body, political theory, and institutional critique.

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Gerald Siegmund

is professor for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen.

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