Edited By Alexandra Kolb
Topics covered range across the political spectrum: from dance tendencies under fascism to the use of choreography for revolutionary socialist ends; from the capacity of dance to reflect the modern market economy to its function in campaigns for peace and justice. The book also contains a comprehensive introduction to the relations between dance and politics.
8 Dance and Human Rights
No dance can have exclusive rights. Human rights begin with tolerance. Tolerance in the dance world begins in dance schools, performance groups, and on the tiniest stage. Dance can flourish in any society, whether democratic or dictatorial; human rights cannot. Dancers, choreographers, performers – they too are responsible for making a society that accepts the ideals of ‘freedom, justice, and peace’ and takes responsibility, moral and political responsibility, for the ideas that their dances promote.
— MARION KANT 2008: 18
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