Dance Discourses : Keywords in Dance Discourse


Dance Discourses : Keywords in Dance Discourse



Edited by Susanne Franco and Marina Nordera ; in conjunction with the Centre national de la danse.

Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member Susan Leigh Foster: Dido's otherness: choreographing race and gender in the ballet d'action.

Focusing on politics, gender, and identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview of new methodological approaches – with specific case studies – 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' – 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 eighteenth century theatrical dance – 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' pedagogical structure makes it ideal for courses in performing arts and humanities.



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London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.

xiii, 278 p. : illustrations ; 22 cm.






Located in Drake Library at: GV1589 .D5716 2007

CONTENTS: Introduction / Susanne Franco and Marina Nordera -- Politics, Ausdruckstanz. State-of-the-art. Dance and the political: states of exception / Mark Franko -- Case studies. Fritz Böhme (1881-1952): archeology of an ideologue / Laure Guilbert -- Ausdruckstanz across the Atlantic / Susan Manning -- Ausdruckstanz on the left and the work of Jean Weidt / Yvonne Gardt -- Perspectives. Ausdruckstanz: traditions, translations, transmissions / Susanne Franco -- Feminine/Masculine, Theatrical dance in the eighteenth century. State-of-the-art. Feminine/Masculine / Linda J. Tomko -- Case studies. Dido's otherness: choreographing race and gender in the ballet d'action / Susan Leigh Foster -- Danseuses and danseurs at the Opéra de Paris (1700-25) according to the cast lists in the libretto-programs / Nathalie Lecomte -- A balance lost: staging the body and controlling social mobility during the French Revolution / Inge Baxmann -- Perspectives. Gender underway: notes for histories yet to be written / Marina Nordera. Identities, Contemporary dance. State-of-the-art. Dance, identity, and identification processes in the postcolonial world / Andrée Grau -- Case studies. Resistant identities: Anderson and Ruckert / Ramsay Burt -- Donald Byrd: re/making "beauty" / Thomas F. DeFrantz -- Dispositif trouble: when what is said is not what is shown / Hélène Marquié -- Perspectives. Identity, the contemporary, and the dancers / Isabelle Ginot.

Dance Discourses : Keywords in Dance Discourse