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Love and the State: The State vs. Contemporary Dance

The article analyzes the position of contemporary dance in relation to the state, and problematizes the expectations of the dance community in Slovenia. After it declared independence in 1991, Slovenia has become a capitalist state, which is reflected in its regulation of the cultural production within its territory. The state’s cultural administration created the legal framework for the dance community to function, while it also established a system of regulations and funding in order to shape the conditions of production to serve the so-called public interest. In this way, the cultural administration took part in the development of the field of contemporary dance art and subjected it to capitalist logic. The resistance against the double functioning of the state requires dance artists to associate and politicise their struggles, but their concrete positions and particular interests prevent any such action.


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Issue No. 272 - Culture, a Private Nonprofit Organization
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2018 , volume volume 46 , issue issue 272
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