Authorships of habitual bodies dancing

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Dance is a mandatory part of physical education in Denmark and in this context imitation and improvisation are often used as if they are to be understood as dichotomies. In this paper I focus on analyzing how the students’ experience of the authorships of their dance-movements – whether improvised or choreographed - is heavily informed by pedagogical ideas and institutional related discourses. In the analysis I draw on my recent research emphasizing that when dancing one improvises in different degrees – and on resent discussions concerning how habits can be understood as a potentiality transforming the constrained into degrees of openness.
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedWriting Dancing/Dancing Writing: Joint conference between Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) and Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) - University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Varighed: 13. nov. 201316. nov. 2014


KonferenceWriting Dancing/Dancing Writing
LokationUniversity of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
ByIowa City, Iowa


  • bodymemory
  • improvisation