Vol. 10 No. 2 (2017): Italian Aesthetics / Estetica italiana (1861-1945)

Improvideo. Etica e estetica dell’improvvisazione coreutica

Davide Sparti
Università degli Studi di Siena
Published December 28, 2017
  • Improvisation,
  • tango,
  • choreography,
  • affordance,
  • negative capability
How to Cite
Sparti, D. (2017). Improvideo. Etica e estetica dell’improvvisazione coreutica. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 10(2), 135-149. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-22415


While all human agency unfolds with a certain degree of improvisation, there are specific cultural practices in which improvisation plays an even more relevant role. Argentine tango is one of them. If tango is the chosen field of reference, I do not attempt to sing the praises of the form, but rather to establish a set of categories which enable to analytically frame improvisation (understood as the capacity to produce, under the special conditions of performance, something new). My contribution, as Wittgentstein would say, has a “grammatical” design to it, proposing signposts and concepts to clarify the significance of the term “improvisation”.


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