Writing Dancing Together

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dc.contributor.author Briginshaw, Valerie en
dc.contributor.author Burt, Ramsay, 1953- en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-06T14:44:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-06T14:44:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Briginshaw, V. and Burt, R. (2009) Writing Dancing Together. Palgrave Macmillan en
dc.identifier.isbn 023053564X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6310
dc.description.abstract This collection of essays and interviews, written both separately and together over the last fifteen years traces a journey of writing and thinking about dance together. In doing so, it points to new ways of writing about and studying dance that focus on the distinctly open, affective and often intense ways in which dancers' and beholders' experience performance. The pieces and their introductions show how the authors have adapted their strategies to changing social, historical and political times and they provide examples of the importance of open, collaborative, ethical relations within dance and writing practices. Drawing heavily on continental philosophy, specifically the works of Bergson, Deleuze, Agamben and Spinoza, amongst others, issues of temporality, corporeality, memory and ethics are explored in depth through the discussion of selected ballets and contemporary dances from the last three centuries, sometimes in conjunction with visual art, theatre, film and music. The essays also engage with cultural studies as issues of gender, sexuality, class and race within the works are investigated. Artists whose work is discussed come from Britain, the USA and continental Europe and the book's topics span historical periods from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the last decade. Indeed it is part of the book's political agenda, whilst situating dances socially and historically, to also disrupt chronological notions of history by viewing and discussing works from very different historical periods alongside each other. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en
dc.subject dance history en
dc.subject dance and sexuality en
dc.subject Lea Anderson en
dc.subject Emilyn Claid en
dc.subject Pina Bausch en
dc.subject Jonathan Burrows en
dc.subject Nijinsky en
dc.subject Meredith Monk en
dc.subject Peter Pabst en
dc.subject Yvonne Rainer en
dc.subject Xavier Le Roy en
dc.subject dance and philosophy en
dc.title Writing Dancing Together en
dc.type Book en
dc.researchgroup Dance Research en

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