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Planes of Composition: Dance, Theory and the Global (Enactments)


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Gathering 18 original essays by eminent choreographers, philosophers, and dance and performance theorists from across the globe, The Planes of Composition focuses on how contemporary choreographic strategies initiate new modes of understanding the moving body in its multiple performances: racial, kinetic, political, ethical, and theoretical. Adding to the expanding field of critical dance studies and critical movement studies, the contributors address a variety of formations arising from hybrid theoretical and performative compositions—compositions of everyday kinetics with philosophical considerations of political modernity; compositions of certain staged choreographic works with the formations of racial identities in specific postcolonial contexts; compositions between embodied practices and theoretical practices.


This volume will be of interest to scholars in critical dance studies, philosophy, performance studies, and cultural and postcolonial studies as it proposes new and creative dialogues among these disciplines.


About the Author

André Lepecki is associate professor in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. His books include Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement and Of the Presence of the Body. Jenn Joy is a Ph.D. candidate in performance studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and she has been a lecturer in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Table of Contents


Part I: The Stop and Go of Postmodernity

Mobilization of the Planet from the Spirit of Self-Intensification

     Peter Sloterdijk

Jagged Presence in the Liquid City: Choreographing Hong Kongs Handover

     SanSan Kwan

Dancing Embodiment, Theorizing Space: Exploring the ‘Third Space in Akram Khans zero degrees

     Royona Mitra

Anatomies of Spasm

     Jenn Joy


Part II: Assembling Relations

Paradoxical Body

     José Gil

The Elasticity of the Almost

     Erin Manning

Stroboscopic Stutter: On the Not-Yet-Captured Ontological Condition of Limit-Attractions

     Paula Caspão

Relational Gestures: Allitérations and the Limits of the Choreographic

     Noémie Solomon

Scène and Contemporaneity

     Frédéric Pouillaude

Creative Endurance and the Face Machine: Roseanne Spradlins Survive Cycle

     Victoria Anderson Davies

How to Knit Your Own Private Political Body? On deufert + plischkes Directory Project

     Jeroen Peeters


Part III: Expanding Choreography

Drawing with Feet, Walking on Hands: Robin Rhodes Frequency

     André Lepecki

Four Years Later

     Ralph Lemon

Deborah Hays O, O

     Danielle Goldman

Researching Dance in the Wild: Brazilian Experiences

     Christine Greiner

Apparatus, Attention and the Body: The Theatre Machines of Boris Charmatz

     Gerald Siegmund

Paratopias of Performance: The Choreographic Practices of Chandralekha

     Anurima Banerji

Gesturing Hooman Sharifi: On Gesture, Mass and Resistance

     Myriam Van Imschoot


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Lepecki, Andre
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Joy, Jenn
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