FOR SOME TIME NOW, the term choreography has been used in association with a range of practices external to dance itself, activities that span a wide array of aesthetic and social actions involving the body, language, architecture, and the institutionone thinks of Xavier Le Roy, Tino Sehgal, or Anne Imhof. Adam Linder, who was classically trained at the Royal Ballet in London, makes work that fits firmly within this expanded definition. Since 2013, he has been providing exhibition spaces with his “Services,” choreographed works that he and his dancers execute under contractual agreement. Most recently, at Kunsthalle Basel, Linder presented Service No. 5: Dare to Keep Kids off Naturalism, an eight-part performance involving dancers Leah Katz, Justin F. Kennedy, Noha Ramadan, and Stephen Thompson (and curated by Elena Filipovic). The contract was printed in large, bold letters,
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