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Learning to dance in the twenty-first century: Skinner Releasing Technique as technology of becoming, within a new materialist frame

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This article considers Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) within a frame of new materialist thinking and ethics, with particular regard to Rosi Braidotti’s posthumanist call for emancipated nomadic subjects to create sustainable futures in the anthropocene. I will draw parallels between this theory and SRT as a process of becoming through dance, uniquely placed to reposition and develop meaning, skills and knowledge within dance for the twenty-first century.
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Keywords: Braidotti; Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT); dance; desire; ethics; new materialism; post humanism; somatics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Independent Dance Artist, Teacher and Writer

Publication date: June 1, 2018

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