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Discourses on Woman/Body and the Politics of Movement in Ballet, Dance and Hip-Hop
Discourses on Woman/Body and the Politics of Movement in Ballet, Dance and Hip-Hop

Author(s): Marko Pejović
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Gender Studies
Published by: Fakultet za medije i komunikacije - Univerzitet Singidunum
Keywords: discourse on woman; body; politics of movement; ballet; modern dance; hip-hop; splitting

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this study is to point out the relationship of ballet, modern dance and hip-hop towards the female body. The main question that the text deals with is whether ballet, modern dance and hip-hop and their politics of movement have only maintained or have also significantly influenced the discourses on the body and women. To what extent have these practices utilized the mechanism of splitting in generating a monolithic matrix of the female body, and how much has such a matrix been a basis for controlling and disciplining the female performer? What means have individual authors used when stepping away from existing models of body-incorporation, namely the submission of the body to the dominant systems of power within these practices? These questions will be treated through examples of work by Maguy Marin, Yvonne Rainer and Major Lazer.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 57-67
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English