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The Routledge Dance Studies Reader represents the range and diversity of writings from the 1980s and 1990s, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz, South Asian dance and Black dance.

In an enlightening introduction, Alexandra Carter traces the development of dance studies internationally and surveys current debates about the methods and methodologies appropriate to the study of dance. The collection is divided into five sections, each with an editorial preface, and featuring contributions by choreographers, performers, critics and scholars of dance and related disciplinary fields. The sections address:

* choreographing

* performing

* writing criticism

* the place of dance in history and society

* analysing dance works

Includes selections by: Joan Acocella, Ramsey Burt, Arlene Croce, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Lynn Garafola, Shobana Jeyasingh, Ted Polhemus and Yvonne Rainer.

Synopsis:

A collection which represents the range and diversity of writings on dance from the mid-to-late twentieth century, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz and ethnic dance.

Synopsis:

This first book to collect major writings on dance from the 1980s and 1990s covers a wide diversity of writings on ballet, modern dance, postmodern "movement performance" jazz, and more. Sections cover choreography, performance, writing criticism, dance in history and society, and analysis of specific dance works.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415164474
Editor:
Carter, Alexandra
Publisher:
Routledge
Editor:
O'Shea, Janet
Editor:
Carter, Alexandra
Author:
Carter, A.
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Dance - Reference
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Dancing
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
Dance -- Sociological aspects.
Subject:
Modern dance
Subject:
Dance - Classical & Ballet
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.16x6.16x.95 in. 1.27 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A collection which represents the range and diversity of writings on dance from the mid-to-late twentieth century, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz and ethnic dance.
"Synopsis" by , This first book to collect major writings on dance from the 1980s and 1990s covers a wide diversity of writings on ballet, modern dance, postmodern "movement performance" jazz, and more. Sections cover choreography, performance, writing criticism, dance in history and society, and analysis of specific dance works.
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