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.
Table of Contents
Movements of Interweaving
Introduction by Gabriele Brandstetter, Gerko Egert and Holger Hartung
Dancing, Traveling, Migrating
1 Akram Khan. The Creative Confusion of the Migrating Body
2 Whale’s Tails and Rose Petals. Tanztheater’s Souvenir Bodies and Butoh’s Rwanda
3 Hashtag Mitimiti. Reciprocities of Indigenized Dance
Jacqueline Shea Murphy
4 The Interweaving of Movement Cultures in Gregory Maqoma’s Beautiful Me
5 Throwing the Aging Body into the Fight. Raimund Hoghe’s An Evening with Judy in Kyoto
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
8 From Curse to Cure through Performing the Contagious Body. Colonial and Postcolonial Dis/Continuities from Jean Rouch to Ousmane Sembène
Movement as Interweaving
9 Reggie Wilson and the Making of Moses(es)
10 Black Swan of Trespass: Dramaturgies of Public Space
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 . . .
13 ReNaissance of the Orient in Gustave Flaubert’s "Hérodias". Interwoven movement patterns in Salome’s Dance
14 Interweaving Dance Archives. Devadasis, Bayadères and Nautch Girls of 1838
15 The Contemplative Spectator. Seeing as a Mode of Stilling Mind
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.