Resisting from Within: Dance Canons and Their Deterritorialisation

  • Daniela Perazzo DommEmail author
Part of the New World Choreographies book series (NWC)


The chapter conceptualises Jonathan Burrows’ choreography as a ‘minor’ practice that articulates resistance to normative codes. Working with Deleuze and Guattari’s notion of the minor, Perazzo Domm interrogates the positioning of Burrows’ dance between the experimental scene and established choreography, arguing that it destabilises creative processes and signifying strategies while operating from within recognisable traditions and established contexts. In particular, the chapter examines Burrows’ early works Hymns (1988) and Stoics (1991) alongside the more recent duets with Matteo Fargion Both Sitting Duet (2002) and Body Not Fit for Purpose (2014), discussing how the choreographic language operates in these pieces through an affective register.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Performing ArtsKingston University LondonKingston upon ThamesUK

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