Open Calls: baiting techniques and strategies for withholding creativity in the field of dance. From transparency to precarity.

Anastasios Koukoutas

A contribution that examines the linguistic uses of open calls of private institutions that perform the “promise” of transparency and openness, while in reality they contribute to job insecurity, competition and the expanding dominance of vertical hierarchy. By analyzing specific examples from the field of dance in Greece and Europe, this paper hopes to at least make visible the existing processes of ”calls”, their effects on the artistic field and working conditions.