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RelationscapesMovement, Art, Philosophy$
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Erin Manning

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262134903

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262134903.001.0001

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The Elasticity of the Almost

The Elasticity of the Almost

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(p.29) 2 The Elasticity of the Almost
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Relationscapes
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Erin Manning

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262134903.003.0004

This chapter explains the components and processes that are involved in dance, which it finds is a form of movement where two individuals demonstrate coordination and flexibility in moving different body parts in a rhythmic manner with a sense of direction and sound. The dance partners also demonstrate elasticity of contacts and connections between bodies and different external organs to move smoothly in specific directions on the dance floor. The chapter also reveals that dance involves relational movement where improvisations play a key role in initiating rhythmic movements on the dance floor.

Keywords:   dance, flexibility, coordination, components, elasticity

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