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Choreographies of Protest

Susan Leigh Foster
Theatre Journal
Vol. 55, No. 3, Dance (Oct., 2003), pp. 395-412
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25069277
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Abstract

This essay reconstructs nonviolent protest during three moments in recent US history-the lunch counter sit-ins of 1960, the ACT-UP die-ins of the late 1980s, and the Seattle WTO protests in 1999, asking of them the kinds of questions that a dance scholar might pose. By showing how bodies make articulate choices based on their intelligent assessment of other bodies, the essay frames a new perspective on individual agency and collective action.

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