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Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Ramsay Burt


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 neoliberalism and austerity—it argues that these artists have developed an ethico-aesthetic approach that uses dance practices as sites of resistance against dominant ideologies and attests to the persistence of alternative ways of thinking and living. In response to the way that the radical values informing their work are continually under attack from neoliberalism, these artists recognise that the ... More

Keywords: ethico-aesthetics, contemporary dance, European contemporary dance, neoliberalism, post-Fordism, the commons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199321926
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ramsay Burt, author
Professor of Dance History, De Montfort University