ABSTRACT

Focusing on politics, gender, and identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview of new methodological approaches – with specific case studies – and how they can be applied to the study of ballet and modern dance.

With an introduction exploring the history of dance studies and the development of central themes and areas of concerns in the field, the book is then divided into three parts:

  • politics explores 'Ausdruckstanz' – an expressive dance tradition first formulated in the 1920s by dancer Mary Wigman and carried forward in the work of Pina Bausch and others
  • gender examines eighteenth century theatrical dance – a time when elaborate sets, costumes, and plots examined racial and sexual stereotypes
  • identity is concerned with modern dance.

Exploring contemporary analytical approaches to understanding performance traditions, Dance Discourses' pedagogical structure makes it ideal for courses in performing arts and humanities.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction

BySUSANNE FRANCO, MARINA NORDERA

part |2 pages

PART I Keyword: POLITICS Topic: AUSDRUCKSTANZ

chapter 1|18 pages

Dance and the political: states of exception

ByMARK FRANKO

chapter 2|17 pages

Fritz Böhme (1881–1952): archeology of an ideologue

ByLAURE GUILBERT

chapter 3|15 pages

Ausdruckstanz across the Atlantic

BySUSAN MANNING

chapter 4|19 pages

Ausdruckstanz on the left and the work of Jean Weidt

ByYVONNE HARDT

chapter 5|19 pages

Ausdruckstanz: traditions, translations, transmissions

BySUSANNE FRANCO

part |2 pages

PART II Keyword: FEMININE/MASCULINE Topic: THEATRICAL DANCE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

part |2 pages

PART III Keyword: IDENTITIES Topic: CONTEMPORARY DANCE

chapter 12|13 pages

Resistant identities: Anderson and Ruckert

ByRAMSAY BURT

chapter 13|15 pages

Donald Byrd: re/making “beauty”

ByTHOMAS F . DEFRANTZ

chapter 14|15 pages

Dispositif trouble: when what is said is not what is shown

ByHÉLÈNE MARQUIÉ

chapter 15|16 pages

Identity, the contemporary, and the dancers

ByISABELLE GINOT