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date: 27 June 2022

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Through a close analysis of recent works by experimental choreographers from Brazil, the United States, and Europe, this chapter discusses the uses of speculation and imagination as choreopolitical tools used to bypass the introjection of censorship typical of contemporary societies of control. The kinetic expression of such introjection is defined as an act of choreopolicing. By proposing that the refusal to give something to view must be taken as a fully affirmative gesture in experimental choreography, the chapter further proposes that imagination has become the realm through which one may resist the “creative impetus” characteristic of cognitive and affective capitalism.

Keywords: imagination, speculation, experimental choreography, choreopolitical, choreopolice, cognitive capitalism, societies of control

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