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The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

Edited by Alexandra Carter, Janet O'Shea

Routledge – 1998 – 336 pages

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  • Add to CartPaperback: $52.95
    978-0-415-16447-4
    June 11th 1998
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-16446-7
    June 10th 1998
    Out-of-print

Description

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.

Reviews

`The Reader remains a welcome addition to the growing number of dance publications and can serve as a general introduction to critical writings on dance for undergraduates in dance and related degrees.' - Dance Theatre Journal

Name: The Routledge Dance Studies Reader (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Alexandra Carter, Janet O'Shea. 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...
Categories: Dance, Dance History, Performance Theory