Dancing States of Mind: The Self, Social and Political Practice of Dance


This course invites students’ to engage their radically subjective creativity, artistic experimentation, awareness, perception and expression in order to understand and challenge the status quo. Through exercises and critical discourse we will reveal the culturally constructed nature of dance in Western society - its manner of production, dissemination and aesthetics - and examine the consequences of ‘the cultured flesh’ as a mode of propaganda. New methodologies in Dance and Choreography will be introduced, experienced and developed further, supported by critical writing from fields as far as System Theory, Contemporary Philosophy and Cultural Theory. Instructor: Michael Kliën. Synopsis.

Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CCI
  • CZ
  • R