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Fifty Contemporary Choreographers

2nd Edition

Edited by Jo Butterworth


382 pages

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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.


'Highly recommended' - A. Courtney, Indiana University

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

About the Editor

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General