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Revisiting Plato's Chair: writing and embodying collective memory.
(Arts Edition North, 2010)
As a provocation, the review I wrote of Plato's Chair in 1985 evaluated Rose English's performance as a piece of dance. By doing so, it implicitly claimed that the words of English's monologue were not as important as the ...
Cynical Parrhesia And Contemporary European Dance
This paper draws on Michel Foucault’s discussion of the concept of cynical parrhesia to explore some similarities between the kind of provocative dialogue practised by the Cynics and the provocative way in which some recent ...
Dancing bodies and modernity.
(Oxford University Press, 2011)
Writing Dancing Together
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
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 ...
History, memory, and the virtual in current European dance practice
(Taylor & Francis, 2009)
Focusing on current European dance, this essay identifies two recent phenomena among virtual dance pieces: calling upon beholders to use their imaginations and evoking histories and memories. Such works have the potential ...
Ideas of nature, the natural and the modern in early twentieth century dance discourse
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
This chapter examines the way dance writers in the first two decades of the twentieth century negotiated ideas of the natural. Discourses around nature, the natural and the modern were extensively debated during this period, ...
‘Don’t give the game away’: Rainer’s 1967 reflections on dance and the visual arts revisited.
In April 1967, Yvonne Rainer published an article ‘Don’t give the game away’ in Arts Magazine. Although she had been asked to discuss new developments in dance, she wrote instead about some minimalist sculptures by Robert ...
(Cambridge University Press, 2018-12-21)
This essay discusses three recent British contemporary dance works that radically rework the spatial relation between audience and performer. These are: Nicola Conibere’s Assembly (2013), Katye Coe’s (To) Constantly Vent ...
The East West binary and the burden of representation.
In a 1990 article, ‘Black art and the burden of representation’, Kobena Mercer discusses general expectations about the work of artists of colour. Critics and spectators in Europe and North America, he argues, invariably ...
(Freie Universitat Berlin, 2014)