Choreography and Corporeality

Relay in Motion

  • Thomas F. DeFrantz
  • Philipa Rothfield

Part of the New World Choreographies book series (NWC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Philipa Rothfield, Thomas F. DeFrantz
    Pages 1-12
  3. Rethinking Choreography

  4. Circuits and Circulation

  5. Affectivities

  6. Sites of Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Yutian Wong
      Pages 225-245
    3. Hanna Järvinen
      Pages 247-259
    4. Ramsay Burt
      Pages 261-271
    5. Lena Hammergren, Susan L. Foster
      Pages 291-305
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 307-310

About this book


Dance travels as does thought about dance. This book renews thinking about the moving body by drawing on dance practice and performance from across the world. Eighteen internationally recognised scholars show how dance can challenge our thoughts and feelings about our own and other cultures, our emotions and prejudices, and our sense of public and private space. In so doing, they offer a multi-layered response to ideas of affect and emotion, culture and politics, and ultimately, the place of dance and art itself within society.

The chapters in this collection arise from a number of different political and historical contexts. By teasing out their detail and situating dance within them, art is given a political charge. That charge is informed by the work of Michel Foucault, Stuart Hall, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Rancière and Luce Irigaray as well as their forebears such as Spinoza, Plato and Freud. Taken together, Choreography and Corporeality: RELAY in Motion puts thought into motion, without forgetting its origins in the social world.


contemporary dance international dance transnational dance Gilles Deleuze Michel Foucault dance aesthetics kinaesthetics in dance movement studies physicality in performance multicultural choreography transculturalist choreography embodied interaction dance politics transcending boundaries national identity dance diplomacy site-specific performance choreography of repetition cultural capitalism audience-performer relationship arts choreography performing arts

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas F. DeFrantz
    • 1
  • Philipa Rothfield
    • 2
  1. 1.African and African American StudiesDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Politics and PhilosophyLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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