Improvising Philosophy: Thoughts on Teaching and Ways of Being
AbstractThis short meditation reflects on the possibilities for engaging political and philosophical thought through dance improvisation. This essay recounts the author’s experience of teaching a dance improvisation course in Autumn 2014, in which philosophy and physical investigation were joined to consider conditions of life and livability. It is argued that movement improvisation can function as a means of cultivating and habituating participants to alternate ways of being, and that such a move is necessary if we are to collectively discover or create a way to live together.
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