[D-G] Thoreau, etc.

Super Dragon superdragon at addlebrain.com
Tue Sep 15 01:59:30 PDT 2009

Hi all, at the risk of shameless self promotion-this one might also be of interest as 'performative theory'. For old spooners, my part in the collboration was written in conjunction with the list about ten tears ago ( I did the temporal bits). The temporal side remains but the list experiment is a piece of writing yet to come..
Cheers Ruth

Writing Dancing Together
This collection of essays and interviews, written both separately and together over the last fifteen years traces a journey of writing and thinking about dance together. In doing so, it points to new ways of writing about and studying dance that focus on the distinctly open, affective and often intense ways in which dancers' and beholders' experience performance. The pieces and their introductions show how the authors have adapted their strategies to changing social, historical and political times and they provide examples of the importance of open, collaborative, ethical relations within dance and writing practices. Drawing heavily on continental philosophy, specifically the works of Bergson, Deleuze, Agamben and Spinoza, amongst others, issues of temporality, corporeality, memory and ethics are explored in depth through the discussion of selected ballets and contemporary dances from the last three centuries, sometimes in conjunction with visual art, theatre, film and music. The essays also engage with cultural studies as issues of gender, sexuality, class and race within the works are investigated. Artists whose work is discussed come from Britain, the USA and continental Europe and the book's topics span historical periods from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the last decade. Indeed it is part of the book's political agenda, whilst situating dances socially and historically, to also disrupt chronological notions of history by viewing and discussing works from very different historical periods alongside each other
List of figures 
Dancing Dicks; V.A.Briginshaw 
Modernism, masculinity and, sexuality in Nijinsky's L'Après-midi d'un faune; R.Burt 
Rethinking Temporality: intertextual plays within and between discourses of space, time and performing bodies; V.A.Briginshaw & R.Chandler 
Façade, Elvis Legs, and the humorous pleasures of dancing; R.Burt 
Napoli and Palermo, Palermo: cosmopolitanism and energetic excess; R.Burt 
'Don't mention Busby Berkeley': a re-assessment of Lea Anderson's Yippeee!!!; V.A.Briginshaw & R.Burt 
Corporeality and materiality in Pina Bausch's Tanztheater: - notions of the Irreparable: V.A.Briginshaw 
Interview with Peter Pabst 
Interview with Meredith Monk about Turtle Dreams (Cabaret) 
Danced testimonies of the traumas of migration; R.Burt 
Sensation and memory in Emilyn Claid's Remember to Forget (2003) and Gilles Deleuze's discussion of Francis Bacon's paintings; V.A.Briginshaw 
Affective Differences and Repetitions in Both Sitting Duet; V.A.Briginshaw 
What the dancing body can do: Spinoza and the ethics of experimental theatre dance; R.Burt 
VALERIE A. BRIGINSHAW is a retired Professor of Dance, Chichester University, UK. Her publications include Dance, Space and Subjectivity and chapters in Analysing Performance, Dance in the City, Preservation Politics, Performing Nature and Anarchic Dance. 
RAMSAY BURT is Professor of Dance History at De Montfort University, UK. His publications include The Male Dancer, Alien Bodies, and Judson Dance Theater. In 1999 he was Visiting Professor at the Department of Performance Studies, New York University, USA. With Professor Susan Foster, he is founder editor of Discourses in Dance.


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From: charles hubaker <solntsepyati at yahoo.com>
To: deleuze-guattari at lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [D-G] Thoreau, etc.
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 06:59:04 -0700 (PDT)

Just as in Auschwitz, under certain circumstances, one will share the water-jug. But the idea of a snitch is seriously in need of readjustment, especially since we have witnessed the knowledge-envy forged parameters of the Brownsville Agreement. One 'snitch' just happened to be a local boy from Sinaloa who had turned on the local Sinaloa Cowboys. When his cover was blown, he ended up getting raped from behind and died of HIV/AIDS. One has to go back to look at Catholic colonization in Sinaloa first, to grasp that it, like other xian pathologies, must first take out the local shaman, who knows the hood. Sinaloa was a low-population region much lke south Georgia, and the reader knows that the Carter family farm was 'negotiated' away from the Indians. What better way to stop Catholic drug-pushers than to recruit a local boy against their organized religious mafias, who don't give a flying rat's rear-end about the environment that humans are forced to be a
 prisoner of? In Columbia, the 'snitch' is killed and lain in parallel with the road. This still allows traffic into and out of its capitalist zone (never stop making it just another business day). But during the month of September in Arkansas, tarantulas will cross the road in their annual migrations. The Clinton Arkansas Tarantula Cartel is connected to a very special Sicilian family on Aruba, so the term 'mano negra' becomes a prominent image when comparing it with the critter that cares little about drugs. In fact, the Arkansas tarantula appears as a large black hand crossing the highway. Shades of the Munsters. But these days there are deadly compounds being laced into cocaine. This is simply another 'trade-mark' ploy for allegiance.

So, more reasons why I would do some riffs on horn at the edge of the Grand Canyon for a Madonna video. Injections of theological discourse as a youth is what likely fuc--- up Billy 'saxophone' Clinton. Morgan's excerpt reveals the serious and infantile knowledge envy of a saxophone-playing Rhodes scholar president:

'The Mexican put the word out on the border that U.S. agents were free for the taking, bought and paid for. Whereas this had been deemed bad business practice in the past, dope smuggling mules were now given permission by corrupt elements of the MFJP to shoot at Border Patrol and Customs agents if they had a chance. We had broken one of Clinton's new rules about not notifying Mexico of our operations down south, and the Mexican government was bound and determined to make us pay for it. Never mind that on a daily basis these same motherf----rs* send armed dope smugglers across our borders in what we all should call an outrageous invasion of our sovereing soil. But when we try to do something defensive about it, to stop the poisoning of our children, the Mexicans reverse the political spin on it and we somehow are painted as the aggressors.'
(Morgan, The Reaper's Line: Life and Death on the Mexican Border)
* motherfuckers

Organized religous mafias have quite a bit of experience wuith the concept of miscegenation. That is why the the expose of Clinton's trollop-wife came to be posted (GPS666 thread) at

Yes, 'eating and dieting as enhanced masturbation' correlate with Rado's take on the devouring drive. The Freudian's did get some things 'right.'

From: John Young <jya at pipeline.com>
To: deleuze-guattari at lists.driftline.org
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 10:11:10 AM
Subject: Re: [D-G] Thoreau, etc.

Yes, these remarks are educatively packed with fine-grained

Consider, as I have, what to say to Mexican insurgents laying low
during daylight along the Arizona border just inside the Organ Pipe
Cactus National Monument avoiding tourist sightings, Border Patrol
overflights, unmanned human scent sniffers, hired-trackers and
double-crossing informants making a buck turning in their own
adventure-eager late-capitalists.

Do you first assay their disease threat or share your water jug
with mouths containing germs lethal to Norteamericanos?

When offered in return for your drink a mash of cornmeal, hot sauce,
pig grease and chicken claw, will you down it without fear of
toxic infection far dealier than Montezuma's Revenge?

Can you tell them in plain Aztecan-Chinese-Spanish-Mexican-
Anglo patois what bodily and trans-cultural erasure threats they
face coming into a country out of its mind with blind faith in
science and religion as answers to sickness and mortality,
wealth accumulation and warmaking as tonic for anxiety, high
art and pornography as emodiments of highest education,
computers and the Internet as antidotes to Thoreavian reflection,
overeating and dieting as enhanced masturbation, women and
children sexual abuse and adoration as legalized torture by
figures of greatest authority?

When a knife is pulled by a dusty grimacing female to demand
your money in SoCal-lingo mercilessness, how will you convince
the menacing brokers you are merely a golden-hearted American
with only boundless guilt to offer?

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