In this far-ranging and exceptional study, Andre Lepecki brilliantly analyzes the work of the choreographers: * Jerome Bel (France)* Juan. In this far-ranging and exceptional study, Andre Lepecki brilliantly analyzes the work of the choreographers: * Jerome Bel (France)* Juan Dominguez (Spain)*. André Lepecki. · Rating details · 33 ratings · 3 reviews. The only scholarly book in English dedicated to recent European contemporary dance, Exhausting.
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Since the mids, William Pope. Performance and the Politics of Movement is a great introduction text on dance analysis and theory. Inthis reaches an apex with the masturbatory Bouncing Balls and with the silly Revolving Upside Down L exhaustijg following the original trajectory, it becomes clear that any linear progression is as much a choreographic myth as the myth of a linear and predictable unfolding of history.
I propose that Pope. L asked whether the group would be willing to give up its verticality and engage in a collective exhaustign. In that sense, as opposed to Pollock, these exhausring performances indeed topple the plane of representation. We stand tall next to him shivering. And what seems to make ontology out of grasp is the fact of colonization and its racisms. The ground pricks, wounds, grabs, scratches.
So, we find out that our crawl is not about self-inflicting pain. She withdraws just enough tension from lepexki and muscle, so that her body may gently break away from the vertical alignment of the walking posture and surrender itself to gravity.
Performance and the Politics of Movement examines the work of key contemporary choreographers who have transformed the dance scene since the early s in Europe and the US. Eventually, a policeman interrupted Pope. Want to Read saving….
So it [sic] must exist another alternative to the body image than the anatomical one. An individual would be a notion completely devoid of sense. He also proposes how the body, in its most visceral activation, is not only a surface of inscription, as Foucault noted, but an instrument of writing, an inassimilable agent that constantly rewrites history back. Solipsism lepeckki choreography reflects its dubious status in philosophy.
Not that ontology is made impossible in a colonized and civilized society, but is made unattainable. Mar 19, Ayanna Dozier rated it really liked it. As regards ancient dances all I can tell you is that the passage of time, the indolence of man or the difficulty of describing them has robbed us of any knowledge thereof. Working through postcolonial theory, Lepecki situates the Western philosophy and linguistics as shaping the solipsistic solitary approach to dance that privi Exhausting Dance: I see this moment in SKITE as one where the sedimentary forces of historical dust were unveiled by choreographers through their rearrangements of the very notion of dance: But remember also that for Pope.
And he reminds us how each of these names are also packs formed by other bodies, other collectivities.
Following the lead set by most English-language translations of Martin Heidegger, the book trades in an aggressive resistance to literary clarity, one that requires several careful perusals in order to comprehend the perspective at hand. He turns on the video projector. With Heidegger, Fanon, and Pope. In the case exhautsing La Ribot, to sculpture and installation art.
The answer Bel gives us is clearly no: Here, Bel sets up the conditions for creating another kind of power relations in the viewing of his work.
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For Martin, mobilization is already participation, it is a moving- toward-the-world — in the sense that methexis proposes a participatory encountering that challenges the distancing forces of mimesis.
After four years and three pieces, finally. An introductory chapter proposes that Western conceptions of choreography emerged as “a exhaussting invention of early modernity, as a technology that creates a body disciplined to move according to the commands of writing” 6. The dramaturgy is very clear from the start: Quietly, the visceral body acts, displaying an interiority that representation does not account for nor does it totally control.
The only scholarly book in English dedicated to recent European contemporary dance, Exhausting Dance: But perhaps there might be other ways of thinking about this desire to submit oneself so thoroughly to a perfect execution of the choreographic command.
Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement
This becoming woman is quickly dissolved when he bends his body in an inverted V shape, and starts to move as a headless quadruped. We see that clearly in the videotape.
Fundamental for the argument of this book is the fact that the ground of modernity is the colonized, flattened, bulldozed terrain where the fantasy of endless and self-sufficient motility takes place. But he proposes law-abiding as a mode through which the fulfillment of the choreographic demand becomes not a passive submission, a blind obedience, but the purposeful activation of a will, of a power: Refresh and try again.
Paul Virilio theorized the politics of the slant. Working through postcolonial theory, Lepecki situates the Western philosophy and linguistics as shaping the solipsistic solitary kepecki to dance that privileges white male bodies over others.
Thus, relocation did not only change the pieces esthetically, it changed them in kind.
Susan Miller rated it it was amazing Jul 29, Trace a foot square on the floor with exxhausting tape. Should it look at the paper to follow the making of the drawing?
Right from the start of the Piezas Distinguidas series La Ribot takes as a privileged object a vertical plane of cardboard. After completing one full perimeter again, reverse, walking forwards.