Archaeological choreographic practices: Foucault and Forsythe

Franko, Mark (2011) Archaeological choreographic practices: Foucault and Forsythe. History of the Human Sciences, 24 (4) . pp. 97-112. ISSN 0952-6951 [Article] (doi:10.1177/0952695111412446)


Although Michel Foucault never wrote of dance as an example of a bodily discipline in the classical age, he did affect the art of contemporary ballet through his influence on the work of William Forsythe. This article interprets Foucault’s influence on Forsythe up until the early 1990s and also examines how Forsythe’s choreography ‘responded’ to issues of agency, inscription and discipline that characterize Foucault’s thought on corporeality. Ultimately, it asks whether Forsythe’s use of Foucauldian theory leads to a reinterpretation of inscription in Foucault.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
Item ID: 11346
Depositing User: Teddy ~
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2013 12:31
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:28

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