The End of Choreography

Antje Hildebrandt

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The End of Choreography is a commissioned video (2013,, a lecture presentation (2015) and a performative essay (2016). As a PaR project concerned with choreography in the expanded field, these multiple manifestations problematize the notion of the artwork, questioning what impact context has on the reading and the meaning of a work. In this provocation I mix images with written text, use references from different disciplines and historical eras, quote well-known international theorists and philosophers alongside local choreographers and dance practitioners. I also refer to pieces I have seen, read about and participated in. Thus, I create a variety of contexts and reference points, questioning the meaning, value and purpose of choreography at the beginning of the twenty-first century. For this written version of The End of Choreography I collaborated with a graphic designer to present the work in a different medium, exploring the potentialities of translating the video onto the page as a textual document. Rather than presenting a closed argument, my aim is to trigger a debate about the current state of affairs in the field, whether this be the end, or future, of choreography.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-118
Number of pages48
JournalChoreographic Practices
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


  • alternative documentation
  • collaboration
  • expanded choreography/choreography as expanded practic
  • interdisciplinary practice
  • intertextuality
  • performative writing
  • practice as research
  • typography


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