1st Edition

Movements of Interweaving Dance and Corporeality in Times of Travel and Migration

Edited By Gabriele Brandstetter, Gerko Egert, Holger Hartung Copyright 2019
    374 Pages
    by Routledge

    374 Pages
    by Routledge

    Movements of Interweaving is a rich collection of essays exploring the concept of interweaving performance cultures in the realms of movement, dance, and corporeality. Focusing on dance performances as well as on scenarios of cultural movements on a global scale, it not only challenges the concept of intercultural dance performances, but through its innovative approach also calls attention to the specific qualities of "interweaving" as a form of movement itself.

    Divided into four sections, this volume features an international team of scholars together developing a new critical perspective on the cultural practices of movement, travel and migration in and beyond dance.

    Movements of Interweaving

    Introduction by Gabriele Brandstetter, Gerko Egert and Holger Hartung

    PART I

    Dancing, Traveling, Migrating

    1 Akram Khan. The Creative Confusion of the Migrating Body

    Guy Cools

    2 Whale’s Tails and Rose Petals. Tanztheater’s Souvenir Bodies and Butoh’s Rwanda

    Katherine Mezur

    3 Hashtag Mitimiti. Reciprocities of Indigenized Dance

    Jacqueline Shea Murphy

    4 The Interweaving of Movement Cultures in Gregory Maqoma’s Beautiful Me

    Sabine Sörgel



    5 Throwing the Aging Body into the Fight. Raimund Hoghe’s An Evening with Judy in Kyoto

    Nanako Nakajima

    6 The Gesture of Interweaving. A Look at the Landscape of Contemporary Dance in Brazil

    Cristina F. Rosa

    7 Deborah Hay’s Solo Performance Commissioning Project

    Susan Foster

    8 From Curse to Cure through Performing the Contagious Body. Colonial and Postcolonial Dis/Continuities from Jean Rouch to Ousmane Sembène

    Klaus-Peter Köpping


    Movement as Interweaving

    9 Reggie Wilson and the Making of Moses(es)

    Susan Manning

    10 Black Swan of Trespass: Dramaturgies of Public Space

    Paul Carter

    11 The Inception of Yanomami Shamanic Initiation and the Movement of Parts

    Evelyn Schuler & Alfredo Zea



    12 Border Control––Framing the Atypical Body. You say radical, I say conservative; you say inclusive, I say subversive . . .

    Kaite O’Reilly

    13 ReNaissance of the Orient in Gustave Flaubert’s "Hérodias". Interwoven movement patterns in Salome’s Dance

    Gabriele Brandstetter

    14 Interweaving Dance Archives. Devadasis, Bayadères and Nautch Girls of 1838

    Avanthi Meduri

    15 The Contemplative Spectator. Seeing as a Mode of Stilling Mind

    Navtej Johar


    Gabriele Brandstetter is co-director of the International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures" and Professor of Theater and Dance Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin.


    Gerko Egert is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Applied Theater Studies at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen.


    Holger Hartung is coordinator of the International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures" at the Freie Universität Berlin.