Bojana Kunst

is a philosopher, dramaturge and theatre theoretician, specialising in the philosophy of the body and performing arts theory. Currently working as a joint reseacher at the University in Antwerpen and the University in Ljubljana. Writes research papers, essays and articles for different international publications and is a member of the editorial board of the Slovenian magazine for contemporary performing artsMaska. In 1999 she published a bookThe Impossible Body; Body and Machine: Theatre, Representation of the Body and Relation to the Artificial.


Bojana Kunst in this article looks at conceptualisations of the dancing body, by focusing on the problem of how the body of the Other is performed and how physicality can be understood as a way of performing. The physical, she concludes, is deeply connected with the question of representation.

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