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date: 14 November 2019

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This essay is an attempt to think of dancing per se as a mode of improvisation. It draws on Nietzschean philosophy as a means to conceive of dance as a dynamic flux, made up of a multiplicity of forces. Improvisation ensues from the selection of these forces and their consequent corporeal becoming. What follows is a reading of Nietzsche’s work in terms of force and the will to power, which also draws on Deleuze’s engagement with Nietzschean philosophy. Improvisation is posed in these terms, as an encounter with chance that offers and produces the force of the future.

Keywords: Nietzsche, philosophy, force, will to power, Deleuze, Klossowski, chance, encounter, agency, becoming

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