Fifty Contemporary Choreographers is a unique and authoritative guide to the lives and work of prominent living contemporary choreographers. This third edition now features the most vital and creative choreographers working today.
Representing a wide range of dance genres and styles, each entry locates the individual in the context of contemporary dance and explores their impact. Those studied include:
Kyle Abraham Germaine Acogny
William Forsythe Marco Goeke
Akram Khan Wayne McGregor
Crystal Pite Frances Rings
Hofesh Shechter Sasha Waltz
Chapters have been written and revised to note the increasing rise to prominence of European artists, recognise the shift to hybridity, fusion and interdisciplinarity, and highlight the influence of each choreographer on the work of their peers.
With an updated introduction by Deborah Jowitt and further reading and references included throughout, this text is an invaluable resource for students and critics of dance and all those interested in the ever-changing world of contemporary choreography.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Third Edition by Deborah Jowitt; Kyle Abraham; Germaine Acogny; Jose Agudo; Jerome Bel; Camille A Brown; Tsung-lung Cheng; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Deborah Colker; Jorge Crecis; Fleur Darkin; Philippe Decouflé; Michelle Dorrance; William Forsythe; Sharon Fridman; Emanuel Gat; Jacopo Godani; Marco Goeke; Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten; Johan Inger; Shobana Jeyasingh; Akram Khan; Amit Lahav; Rosemary Lee; Liv Lorent; Russell Maliphant; Dada Masilo; Wayne McGregor; Mourad Merzouki; Rocio Molina; Mark Morris; Ohad Naharin; Gideon Obarzanek; Dimitros Papaioannou; Crystal Pite; Alain Platel; Angelin Preljocaj; Frances Rings; Lia Rodrigues; Tero Saarinen; Benoit Sawan Pouffer; Hofesh Shechter; Garry Stewart; Maresa von Stockhert; Jo Stomgren; Meg Stuart; Sabura Teshigawara; Jasmin Vardimom; Charlotte Vincent; Sasha Waltz; Izadora Weiss
Jo Butterworth launched BA and MA dance degrees in the UK, the Netherlands and Malta. She wrote Dance Studies - the basics (2012), co-edited two editions of Contemporary Choreography a critical reader (2009, 2018), and was awarded the DSA Distinction in Dance Award in 2018.
Lorna Sanders has lectured within higher education in the UK and Europe. She edited the second edition of Fifty Contemporary Choreographers and leads the Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Praise for the second edition:
‘For those who think modern or contemporary dance is dead, this book opens a window of wonder, by revealing the intriguing and novel creations happening around the world. This book is the first of its kind to explore widespread contemporary dance diversity and its resulting rich global innovations. It is a must read for all those interested in contemporary dance.’
Constance Kreemer, President of the Mel Wong Dance Foundation, Inc