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Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter

Xin Wei Sha

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262019514
eISBN:
9780262318914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019514.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Movement, and in particular, gesture are arguably essential aspects of engendering human experience. But rather than taking “the body” or “cognition” for granted as conceptual starting points, we ... More


Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Ramsay Burt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ungoverning Dance examines the work of progressive contemporary dance artists in continental Europe from the mid-1990s to 2015. Placing this work within its historical and political context—that of ... More


Why This Book?

Xin Wei Sha

in Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262019514
eISBN:
9780262318914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019514.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Chapter 1 orients readers to what is at stake in computationally augmented and nondigital responsive media and responsive environments: the potential for ethico-aesthetic experiment. This appeals to ... More


Contemporary European Dance and the Commons

Ramsay Burt

in Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book and the kinds of contemporary dance works that it discusses. Starting with a discussion of Xavier le Roy’s Sans titre (2014) (Untitled, 2014) it ... More


Alone to the World: The Solo Dancer

Ramsay Burt

in Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter explores the ethico-aesthetics of the solo in contemporary dance. Its starting point is a dialogue between choreographer Matthilde Monnier and philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, “Seule au ... More


Performing Friendship

Ramsay Burt

in Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter offers readings of a selection of dances that it calls ‘duos’ rather than duets, performed by two collaborators of the same sex but different backgrounds. These, it proposes are ... More


Dancing Relationality: Responsibility without Obligation

Ramsay Burt

in Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

The idea of responsibility is generally linked to notions of obligation that may overlap with or entail the kinds of judgments involved in legal thought. This way of thinking about judgment may not ... More


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