A brief history of choreocracy is taken from The Hospitality a game by Tova Gerge, Ebba Petrén & Gabriel Widing.
Welcome to this quick lecture about the history of choreocracy.
In ancient Greece, the choreocracy was developed as a technique for making collective decisions in which all free men could participate, that is, 30% of the population.
The physical movements of women and slaves was then still considered irrelevant for society, a problem that choreocracy absolutely does not at all in anyway whatsoever have today.
During the middle ages, church tried to gain power over the choreocratic popular movements through organizing bodies in sitting rows in church,…
…but the people insisted on making decisions through ring dances and chaotic festivals.
Enlightenment brought the less hierarchical choreocratic ideals back on the agenda of the state. Olympe de Gouge faught for the right of everyone to move and make choreocratic deciscions.
In widespread revolts, the aristocracy was trampled down by hords of choreocratic subjects. When French revolution came, the upper classes were befooted, their feet were cut off in guillotines.
With the rise of modernity, the ideal of strong choreocratic subjects rised. Forced sports, healthy body ideals and monotonous production of movement became the dominant order.
In some states, fascist currents engaged the choreocratic subjects in controlled and synchronized mass movements that took away questions of choice from collectivity. Most of them lost power in the Second World Movement.
In some states, social choreocratic parties gained power and ever since nearly all bodies were able to take part in the decision making movements. All children learnt on an early stage that the movements their bodies liked to perform were important to society, and everyone developed a signature movement that was just as important as a name.
As the national state painlessly withered, choreocratic decisions could finally be made on a more global level, while also maintaining a high level of autonomy in questions that applied to smaller groups.
In the sixties, humanity was ready to take movement to the next level – out into SPACE.
With an almost endless amount of possibilities available in all aspects of life and space, the community soon found it necessary to formalize the decisions made through choreocracy and limit the choices. All decisions made in our society today is thus carefully prepared by the community, for the benefit of everyone.
Thank you for attending this lecture, but most of all, thank you for your choreocratic sensibility in society! As I always say, without everybodies bodies, we are nobody. So listen to each others bodies today and all days!