Dancing as a mode of activity︎︎︎
Action and response, an interaction, negotiation:
“The two-fold aspect of the will to power—both receptive and determining—speaks to the sense in which all dancing is inherently improvisational. While improvisation commonly refers to sub-species of contemporary dance (as a work of a subject who produces movements in the moment), there is a sense in which every passing moment of movement—every emergent body—makes a particular use of those available forces to which it is related: by engaging the bodies (and their implicit forces) which lie to hand. The plasticity of the will to power is one aspect of this improvisation. It captures the responsiveness of the will to power in dancing to that which is available, to the related forms of force which meet by chance in the moment... Improvisation lies at the crossroads of chance; it takes up and produces what follows. The dancing lies in the flow from meeting to meeting, in the successive simultaneity of action predicated upon response."
︎︎︎from Dance and the Passing Moment: Deleuze’s Nietzsche by Phillipa Rothfield; a chapter in Deleuze and the Body