Probing Precarity

  • Annelies Van AsscheEmail author


The notion of precarity forms the starting point of my research. In this chapter, I introduce the discourse on precarity, the precariat, and precarious labor. I conclude that the socio-economic position of artists and the working conditions in the arts and in late modernity in general have increasingly become the theme of contemporary dance performances. Thus, I proceed from the hypothesis that precarity is reflected in the work and lives of the artists as well as in the aesthetics and subject matter of their artistic work.


Precarity Socio-economic position of artists 


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