Burning Out

  • Annelies Van AsscheEmail author


I address the physical and mental consequences of doing everything fast, mobile, and flexible. In performances of precarity, contemporary dance artists publicly address the plural forms of precarity and precarity’s penalties on one’s physical or mental state within their artistic work. The core of artistic precarity seems to be grounded in the fact that an artist is never certain whether their work will be appreciated by a choreographer, a peer, a programmer, a critic, or an audience and whether the quality of their work is ever good enough to be considered a genuine artist. I discuss the consequential issues of burnout with the help of the performances Only Mine Alone (2016) by Igor Koruga and Ana Dubljević and Crisis Karaoke (2016) by Jeremy Wade.


Physical and mental consequences Performances of precarity Precarity Physical Mental state Artistic precarity Burnout Igor Koruga Ana Dubljević Jeremy Wade 


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