Dancing the ruptured body
One Billion Rising, dance and gendered violence
in Dance and politics

This chapter discusses the One Billion Rising movement, founded by Eve Ensler, that uses dance to protest against gendered violence. The chapter then moves to readings of various flash mobs performed under the auspices of the One Billion Rising heading. The chapter shows the immense variety in movement languages employed throughout the world despite referring to a single choreographed sequence. The chapter proceeds to elaborate the distinction between universally transgressive power of dance and the interpretation of dance as universal. The chapter discusses the duality of using dance to re-occupy the body as a space and occupying public spaces.

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