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Deleuze and Performance$
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Laura Cull

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748635030

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.001.0001

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Becoming–Dinosaur: Collective Process and Movement Aesthetics

Becoming–Dinosaur: Collective Process and Movement Aesthetics

(p.161) Chapter 9 Becoming–Dinosaur: Collective Process and Movement Aesthetics
Deleuze and Performance

Anna Hickey-Moody

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter offers an interpretation of the integrated dance theatre of the Restless Dance Company as involving a process of turning away from the determinations of intellectually disabled bodies in medical discourses using the Deleuzian concepts of ‘becoming’ and ‘affect’. It contends that bodies with intellectual disability are constructed through specific systems of knowledge and argues that performance spaces can offer radically new ways of being affected by people with disabilities. It also highlights the importance of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's works in providing models for understanding minor or politically marginalised knowledge systems.

Keywords:   integrated dance theatre, Restless Dance Company, disabled bodies, medical course, knowledge systems, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, people with disabilities

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