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Sharing the Dance: Contact Improvisation and American Culture (New Directions in Anthropological Writing)

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    In Sharing the Dance, Cynthia Novack considers the development of contact improvisation within its web of historical, social, and cultural contexts.  This  book examines the ways contact improvisers (and their surrounding communities) encode sexuality, spontaneity, and gender roles, as well as concepts of the self and society in their dancing.

    While focusing on the changing practice of contact improvisation through two decades of social transformation, Novacks work incorporates the history of rock dancing and disco, the modern and experimental dance movements of Merce Cunningham, Anna Halprin, and Judson Church, among others, and a variety of other physical activities, such as martial arts, aerobics, and wrestling.

About the Author

Cynthia J. Novack is an anthropologist, dancer/choreographer, and teacher. She is assistant professor of dance at Wesleyan College and a member of the Richard Bull Dance Theatre.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299124441
Author:
Novack, Cynthia J.
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Location:
Madison, Wis. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
Improvisation in dance.
Subject:
Dance -- Anthropological aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Improvisation in dance -- History.
Subject:
Dance -- Anthropological aspects.
Subject:
Dance - Classical & Ballet
Subject:
Dance-Ballet
Edition Description:
1
Series:
New Directions in Anthro Writing
Series Volume:
9264
Publication Date:
19900831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in

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