Abstract

Steve Paxton’s contact improvisation, though meant to develop our “habit of attending” to sensations and reflexes to overcome American democracy’s conditioning in “voluntary slavery,” has instead mainly become an apolitical, “spiritual” practice. But CI could, by showing the relation between culture and conscious experience, radicalize participation in all our relations.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 123-135
Launched on MUSE
2010-08-24
Open Access
No
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