Greekness “Greekness” is a word that is coined to describe a version of the perceived Greek national identity. According to Natalie Zervou, Greekness (175).  It is in contrast to the concept “Hellenism”, which implies the historical existence of ancient Greece. In the article Zervou relates this viewpoint to the economic crisis Greece is going through. […]


Motives Motives refer to , according to Oxford English Dictionary. In book Dramaturgy in Motion, Katherine Profeta describes motives as “including what assumptions are being made about what the other members of the collaboration represent within the conversation” (189). It is the reason why people choose a certain way of creating and practicing dance, especially […]


Hybridity Hybridity refers to mixture. It implies an action of combining two or more different elements together and come up with on one unit, a fusion. In Katherine Profeta’s book hybridity is used in the realm of dance style formation out of distinct varieties. Its production comes through a process of recursive translation. Katherine recounts […]


Invitation Invitation means the action of inviting someone to go somewhere or to do something according to Oxford English Dictionary. In the book of Katherine Profeta, it refers to the dancers’ intention to bring the audience into the theater and watch their performance. It is a kind of attitude the performers and choreographers have towards […]

Spoken words

Spoken words Katherine Profeta in the first chapter of her book Dramaturgy in Motion discusses the possible functions of spoken words in dance. Spoken words are oral language or language uttered in speech according to Oxford English Dictionary. Traditionally they rarely exist in dance performance because dance is in nature movement-based and soundless. In the […]


“Optimism” in Hannah Arendt’s “We Refugees” Optimism, according to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, refers to tendency to expect the best in all things, confidence in success, or belief that good will triumph over evil in the end. In Hannah Arendt’s article, this optimism describes refugees who think and speak cheerfully that “their whole former life had been passed in a kind of unconscious […]