2nd Edition

Fifty Contemporary Choreographers

ISBN 9780415380829
Published April 19, 2011 by Routledge
400 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

A unique and authoritative guide to the lives and work of prominent living contemporary choreographers. Representing a wide range of dance genres, each entry locates the individual in the context of modern dance theatre and explores their impact. Those studied include:

  • Jerome Bel
  • Richard Alston
  • Doug Varone
  • William Forsythe
  • Phillippe Decoufle
  • Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
  • Ohad Naharin
  • Itzik Gallili
  • Twyla Tharp
  • Wim Vandekeybus

With a new, updated introduction by Deborah Jowitt and further reading and references throughout, this text is an invaluable resource for all students and critics of dance, and all those interested in the fascinating world of choreography.

Table of Contents

Contributors  Acknowledgements  Editor's Note   Introduction Deborah Jowitt   Richard Alston  Jane Pritchard Lea Anderson Donald Hutera Karole Armitage Ellen Gainter  Jerome Bel Ramsay Burt  Matthew Bourne Ginnandrea Poesio Ronald K. Brown Jennifer Dunning Trisha Brown Debra Cash Christoper Bruce  Jane Pritchard Jonathan Burrows Rachel Duerden  Rosemary Butcher Lesley Anne Sayers  Lucinda Childs Debra Cash  Michael Clark Rachel Duerden Merce Cunningham  Ellen Gainter Siobhan Davies Sarah Whatley  Philippe Decouflé  Bonnie Rowell  Javier De Frutos Lorna Sanders Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Sandra Genter Mats Ek  Giannadrea Poesio Garth Fagan  Donald Hutera  Eliot Feld  Nancy Goldner William Forsythe  Sandra Genter Itzik Galili  Lisbeth Wildschut Shobana Jeyasingh Stacey Prickett  Bill T. Jones Donald Hutera Akram Khan  Stacey Prickett James Kudelka Katherine Kerby Fulton  Jirí Kylián  Lesley Anne Sayers Lar Lubovitch  Stacey Prickett  Lin Hwai-Min  Yu Ling Chao Vincent Mantsoe Karen Vedel Maguy Marin Ginnandrea Poesio  Susan Marshall  Jennifer Predock Linnel Wayne McGregor Helena Hammond  Bebe Miller Donald Hutera Meredith Monk George Dorris  Mark Morris Joan Acocella  Graeme Murphy Anita Donaldson  Ohad Naharin Henia Rottenburg  Lloyd Newson Josephine Leask Henri Oguike  Lorna Sanders Steve Paxton Ann Cooper Albright  Pilobolus Ellen Gainter  Angelin Preljocaj Ramsay Burt  Garry Stewart Alan Brissenden  Elizabeth Streb  Debra Cash  Paul Taylor  Debra Cash  Twyla Tharp  Ellen Gainter Wim Vandekeybus Ben Felsenburg Doug Varone Elizabeth Schwyzer  Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Jennifer Dunning

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Martha Bremser is an editor, writer and teacher. She edited the award-winning International Dictionary of Ballet (St James Press, 1993), and currently teaches English Literature and Critical Thinking at Channing School, London.

Lorna Sanders lectures within higher education both in the UK and in Europe. She is also course leader for ‘Ballet Education Practice’, a teacher training course run by the Royal Ballet School /Royal Opera House Education departments.


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