Dance and the Passing Moment: Deleuze's Nietzsche

Philipa Rothfield

in Deleuze and the Body

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780748638642
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652679 | DOI:
Dance and the Passing Moment: Deleuze's Nietzsche

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This chapter examines Gilles Deleuze's interpretation of Friedrich Nietzsche's thoughts about the body. It explains that according to Deleuze's Nietzsche, the body is a chance encounter of active and reactive forces whose temporary unity is underwritten by the will to power, and that nothing could make this clearer than the dancer's body, in its constant negotiation of forces. The chapter shows that there are many theories of the body, each with multiple connections and applications, each with a different productive capacity, and each expanding what the Deleuzian body can do.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; Friedrich Nietzsche; body; chance encounter; dancer's body; multiple connections; productive capacity; Deleuzian body

Chapter.  8819 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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