the rigorous m

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quotes: badiou on dancing

Posted by rigorousm on July 9, 2012

Dance… is innocence, because it is a body before the body. It is forgetting, because it is a body that forgets its fetters, its weight. It is a new beginning, because the dancing gesture must always be something like the invention of its own beginning. It is also play, of course, because dance frees the body from all social mimicry, from all gravity and conformity….

— Alan Badiou – The Handbook of Inaesthetics.

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