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The Absence of the Work

Frédéric Pouillaude.

in Unworking Choreography

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Music Theory and Analysis. 5213 words.

This chapter explores the process of absenting in more radical terms that previously discussed in this book. More specifically, it attempts to move from absenting as a mere tendency of...

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Artaud: Presence and Ritual

Frédéric Pouillaude.

in Unworking Choreography

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Music Theory and Analysis. 5971 words.

This chapter considers to what extent the desire for presence is destined from the beginning to impossibility and unrealizability. It ponders how much this presence can reproduce, alongside...

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Conclusion (1)

Frédéric Pouillaude.

in Unworking Choreography

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Music Theory and Analysis. 177 words.

These final sections of the book provides some concluding thoughts on the role of art generally, and dance specifically, in the current crisis. It looks towards defining the term...

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Conclusion (2)

Frédéric Pouillaude.

in Unworking Choreography

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Music Theory and Analysis. 2090 words.

This second conclusion to the book proposes two distinctions which could form the basis of a classification of the various art forms. There are arguably two essential features which define...

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Conjuring Magic as Survival

Halifu Osumare.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance; Music Cognition. 9459 words.

This chapter is an inquiry into contemporary hip-hop theater and dance as one of the latest genres of concert theater that is steeped in an Africanist aesthetic with multiracial proponents....

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Identity: Two Regimes

Frédéric Pouillaude.

in Unworking Choreography

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Music Theory and Analysis. 7744 words.

This chapter examines in detail the identity of the choreographic work, which has the peculiarity of being unwritten yet repeatable. In order to do so, the chapter constructs a theoretical...

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Intending the Unintentional, Repeating the Unrepeatable

Frédéric Pouillaude.

in Unworking Choreography

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Music Theory and Analysis. 4902 words.

This chapter examines the contemporary relationships between improvisation and composition, precisely insofar as these apparently distort how we conventionally conceive of both the work and...

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Lack of Tools as Loss of Memory

Frédéric Pouillaude.

in Unworking Choreography

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Music Theory and Analysis. 2476 words.

This chapter bases its discussion on Bernard Stiegler’s analysis in Technics and Time (1998). He argues that every technique externalized in material objects simultaneously exteriorizes...

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Mallarmé: Deciphering the Stage

Frédéric Pouillaude.

in Unworking Choreography

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Music Theory and Analysis. 10733 words.

This chapter draws out some minimal or superficial effects of Stéphane Mallarmé’s writings on dance, and of his other prose texts which mention dance tangentially. The first thing to note...

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On Transcendental Absenting

Frédéric Pouillaude.

in Unworking Choreography

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Music Theory and Analysis. 4619 words.

This chapter posits a certain “void” upon which the few scraps of philosophical discussion of dance are scattered. It argues that this central void operates like a caesura, determining a...

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