When the “Revolt of the Flesh” Becomes Political Protest

The nomadic tactics of butoh-inspired interventions

Authored by: Carla Melo

The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138691094
eBook ISBN: 9781315536132
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My dance… flaunts its aimlessness in the face of a product-oriented society. In this sense my dance… can naturally be a protest against the ‘alienation of labor’ in a capitalist society…. Human remodeling will be accomplished only by getting involved with a dreaming lethal weapon that has long ignored the poverty of politics.

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