Dance Discourses Keywords in Dance Research

ISBN-10: 0415423090
ISBN-13: 9780415423090
Edition: 2008
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Description: Focusing on Politics, Gender, and Identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview ofnbsp;new methodological approachesnbsp; with specific case studiesnbsp; and how they can be applied to the study of ballet and modern  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Focusing on Politics, Gender, and Identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview ofnbsp;new methodological approachesnbsp; with specific case studiesnbsp; and how they can be applied to the study of ballet and modern dance. With an introduction exploring the history of dance studies and the development of central themes and areas of concerns in the field, the book is then divided into three parts: politics explores 'Ausdruckstanz'nbsp; an expressive dance tradition first formulated in the 1920s by dancer Mary Wigman and carried forward in the work of Pina Bausch and others gender examines eighteenthnbsp;century theatrical dancenbsp; a time when elaborate sets, costumes, and plots examined racial and sexual stereotypes identity is concerned with modern dance. Exploring contemporary analytical approaches to understanding performance traditions, Dance Discourses' nbsp;pedagogical structure makes it ideal forcourses in performing arts and humanities.

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Keyword: Politics
Topic: Ausdruckstanz
State-of-the-art
Dance and the political: states of exception
Case studies
Fritz B�hme (1881-1952): archeology of an ideologue
Ausdruckstanz across the Atlantic
Ausdruckstanz on the left and the work of Jean Weidt
Perspectives
Ausdruckstanz: traditions, translations, transmissions
Keyword: Feminine/Masculine
Topic: Theatrical Dance in the Eighteenth Century
State-of-the-art
Feminine/Masculine
Case studies
Dido's otherness: choreographing race and gender in the ballet d'action
Danseuses and danseurs at the Op�ra de Paris (1700-25) according to the cast lists in the libretto-programs
A balance lost: staging the body and controlling social mobility during the French Revolution
Perspectives
Gender underway: notes for histories yet to be written
Keyword: Identities
Topic: Contemporary Dance
State-of-the-art
Dance, identity, and identification processes in the postcolonial world
Case studies
Resistant identities: Anderson and Ruckert
Donald Byrd: re/making "beauty"
Dispositif trouble: when what is said is not what is shown
Perspectives
Identity, the contemporary, and the dancers
Name index

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