“Exhausting Dance. Performance and the Politics of Movement” examines the work of fundamental contemporary choreographers who have transformed the dance scene since the early 1990s in Europe and the United States. Through a lively and explicit dialogue with performance art, the visual arts and critical theory over the past thirty years, this new generation of choreographers challenges our understanding of dance by means of exhausting the concept of movement. The works should be understood as performances of implicit radical politics in performance art, post-structuralist theory and critical radical studies.

In this heterogeneous and exceptional study, André Lepecki analyses the works of the choreographers: Jérôme Bel, Juan Domínguez, Trisha Brown, La Ribot, Xavier Le Roy, Vera Mantero and the visual and performance artists: Bruce Nauman and William Pope.L.

This book provides a significant and radical review of our ideas on dance and considers the need for a renewed compromise between dance studies and artistic and experimental philosophical practices.

André Lepecki is an associate professor of the Department of Performance Studies at the University of New York, an essayist and dramatist. He edited the book “Of the Presence of the Body” (2004) and co-edited the “The Senses in Performance“ (Routledge, 2006), together with Sally Banes.


Agotar la Danza

Performance y política del movimiento
André Lepecki
Colección Cuerpo de Letra (1): Danza y Pensamiento
248pp./ 21x14.5cm./ /

9788481388206 Castellano


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Ejercicios de ocupación is the fifth title of Cuerpo de Letra collection, a series of studies focused on dance and contemporary thinking. In addition to recovering two texts by authors who have been key in the development of discourse on affects during the last decades (Brian Massumi and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick), the book collects a series of new texts specifically written for this volume from the theory and theartistic practice.

These texts are intended to relaunch the debate about affections in the present moment. Recover consciousness on how our bodies are occupied and are able to deal with others, allows us to think about ways of making and living that do not reproduce the tautological assimilation between reality and capitalism.

Since language is also affective, Ejercicios de ocupación sometimes take a poetic tone. This is a set of rhythmic, anomalous and vibrational texts.

Contributions by Mary Zournazi, Brian Massumi, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Bartolomé Ferrando, Ixiar Rozas, Paula Caspão, Bojana Kunst, Isabel de Naverán, Aimar Pérez Galí, Itziar Okariz, Idoia Zabaleta, Pedro G. Romero, Mireia Sallarès, Quim Pujol.

>> Ixiar Rozas is a writer and playwright. Doctor of Fine Arts (UPV-EHU), she is professor at MU-Universidad de Mondragón,and is part of the team of AZALA (Lasierra, Alava).

>> Quim Pujol is a writer, curator and artist. His most recent works are "Trance colectivo" (2014) and "ASMR del futuro” (2015). He is professor at PEI (MACBA) and, with Cristina Alonso and Marc Olivé, curator of “Secció Irregular” at the Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona [CdL#5]


Also available:  

[CdL#1]   Agotar la Danza. Performance y política del movimiento
[CdL#2]   Arquitecturas de la mirada
[CdL#3]   Hacer historia. Reflexiones desde la práctica de la danza
[CdL#4]   A contracuento. La danza y las derivas del narrar


Ejercicios de ocupación

Afectos, vida y trabajo
Ixiar Rozas, Quim Pujol

304pp./ 0x0cm./ / Paperback with flaps

9788434313545 Castellano


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