This article considers the “commons” in relationship to contemporary dance in the United Kingdom. I highlight the norms and expectations that shape the sharing of dance in this context by outlining four implicit rules that govern circulation and ownership. I go on to highlight how dance’s circulation outside of legal structures is in part due to its ontology through the examination of choreographer and visual artist Florence Peake’s work RITE (2018) and its relationship to choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (1913).
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||International Journal of Cultural Property|
|Early online date||20 Dec 2022|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 20 Dec 2022|
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- dance ontology
- social obligation