Dance [And] Theory


Dance [And] Theory



Edited by: Gabriele Brandstetter and Gabriele Klein, with the editorial assistance of Melanie Haller and Heike Luken.

Includes a chapter by former College at Brockport faculty member Susan Leigh Foster: Dancing and theorizing and theorizing dancing.

Both the identity of dance and that of theory are at risk as soon as the two intertwine. This anthology of revisions of the papers and proceedings of an international conference held in April 2011 in Berlin collects observations by choreographers and scholars, dancers, dramaturges and dance theorists in an effort to trace the multiple ways in which dance and theory correlate and redefine each other: What is the nature of their relationship? How can we outline a theory of dance from our particular historical perspective which will cover dance both as a practice and as an academic concept? The contributions examine which concepts, interdependencies and discontinuities of dance and theory are relevant today and promise to engage us in the future. They address crucial topics of the current debate in dance and performance studies such as artistic research, aesthetics, politics, visuality, archives, and the "next generation."



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Bielefeld : Transcript, c2013.

324 pages ; 24 cm.

Series: Critical dance studies ; v. 25


Dance | Philosophy




Located in Drake Library at: GV1783 .D355 2013

CONTENTS: Rebentisch -- The resistance to dance theory : being-with, the aesthetic event / Krassimira Kruschkova -- Beautiful affects in choreography / Stefan Hölscher -- Intertwinings : the dis/positions of dance aesthetics / Sabine Huschka -- Unexpected horizons of meaning / Katja Schneider -- Parallel universes and aesthetic dis/balance : theory interrupted, dance distracted / response by Katherine Mezur -- References -- theory as a practice of critique / Gabriele Klein -- Politics. Dance and politics / introduction by André Lepecki -- Pitfalls of 'the political' : politization as an alternative tool for dance analysis? / Franco Barrionuevo Anzaldi -- The politics of time / Bojana Kunst -- Contemporary dance and the critical ontology of actuality / Boyan Manchev -- Geo-politics, dissensus, and dance citizenship : the case of South Asian dance in Britain / Avanthi Meduri -- Resilient bodies, stirred : political anecdotes from the field of contemporary choreography / Martin Nachbar -- Remarks concerning the ontology of dance / response by Gunter Gebauer -- References -- Dis/balances : dance and theory / Gabriele Brandstetter -- Archives. Steps and gaps : curatorial perspectives on dance and archives / introduction by Beatrice von Bismarck -- Body, archive / Franz Anton Cramer -- The constructive compromise / Florian Malzacher -- Dance/archive/exhibition? : moving between worlds / Ruth Noack -- The archive in motion / Marion von Osten -- "Mal d'archive" : in a different sense than Jacques Derrida's / Frank-Manuel Peter -- Leaving and pursuing traces : 'archive' and 'archiving' in a dance context / response by Christina Thurner -- References -- studies / Yvonne Hardt -- dé-position : or How to move in(to) the future? / Sandra Noeth -- Embryology as choreography / Isabelle Schad -- Hypothesis number nine : the image is an organ / Laurent Goldring -- What's 'next'? / Peter Stamer -- In the making : on the generation of movement between dance and theory / Isa Wortelkamp -- An institution is only as good as the people who work there can be. No? / response by Kai van Eikels -- References.

Dance [And] Theory