Primary material looked at in the group: Video clip on the Woolworth Lunch Counter which was one of the focal points of the Civil Rights movement

Dance Critical Theory Group 2014 (Season 2) curated by Hamish MacPherson looking at issues of embodied knowledge, choreography and politics.


Bergson, Henri (1999) An Introduction to Metaphysics, Cambridge: Hackett Publishing

Bishop, Claire (2012) Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

Franko, Mark (2006) ‘Dance and the Political: States of Exception’ in Dance Research Journal 38/1 & 2 (Summer/Winter 2006): 3-18.

Lefebvre, Henri (2005) Dressage (chapter) in Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life

Leigh Foster, Susan (2003) ‘Choreographies of Protest’ in Theatre Journal Volume 55, Number 3, October 2003 pp. 395-412

Massumi, Brian (2014) Semblance and Event, London: The MIT Press

Pakes, Ana (2009) ‘Knowing Through Dance Making; Choreography, Practical Knowledge and Practice as Research’ in Butterworth, Jo and Wildschut, Liesbeth (Eds) (2009) Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader
Parviainen, Jaana (2010) ‘Choreographing Resistances: Spatial-Kinaesthetic Intelligence and Bodily Knowledge as Political Tools in Activist Work’ in Mobilities Journal Vol. 5 No. 3, 1 September 2010

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