Choreography as a Medium of Protest

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    Abstract

    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
    Volume48
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2016

    Keywords

    • Mediality
    • choreography
    • politics

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