Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft
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Dance, Eroticism and Sexual Politics


BA 03/04/05/09/10/11/12
MA 01/03/04
CuP 01/02/05/09

In the seminar we will examine the relationship between dance and eroticism. We will reflect upon the dancing body in the relation to eroticism, sexuality and pornography and think about different body politics which are structuring these relations. We will read some core literature dealing with the dancing body and eroticism and examine recent body of work of contemporary choreographers who addressed the issue of erotic body politics in their work. We will link this to notions of embodiment, somatic practices, gendered soma, but also to the politics of representation and organization of dancing bodies.