Choreography as a Medium of Protest

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This article focuses on the idea of choreography as a possible medium of protest. Dealing with the media theory of Niklas Luhmann in the framework of social communication, and adopting Randy Martin's idea of an interrelation of (danced) movement and politics, the focus lies in the moments of migration of gestures from everyday life into art and then into the realm of politics. By analyzing the example of the Istanbul Duran Adam and the performance of choreographer Ehud Darash in Tel Aviv, I address the key question in which moments and what kind of formats choreography serves as a medium of protest by blurring the boundaries between everyday life, art, and politics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-69
Number of pages12
JournalDance Research Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2016


  • Mediality
  • choreography
  • politics

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