Journal article

Participatory choreography for political breaths

CM Brown, K Pol

You are Here. Symposium for the International Documentation on Contemporary Dance Education in ImPulsTanz, Vienna, Austria | Published : 2018


Dance states, unlike nation-states, are not territorially bound. How might a measure of the state we are in (or out of) be figured in on our willingness to take a deep breath? How might our bodies become microphones voicing the needs, urgencies, and demands of the present? Carol Brown in collaboration with performance designer Kasia Pol invited enacting political thought through a participatory culture of breath. Recuperating the dance studio as a site of enquiry for radical embodiment together with participants in IDOCDE they collectively developed and performed, a manifesto of political breaths.

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