1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies

Edited By Helen Thomas, Stacey Prickett Copyright 2020
    528 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    528 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies maps out the key features of dance studies as the field stands today, while pointing to potential future developments.

    It locates these features both historically—within dance in particular social and cultural contexts—and in relation to other academic influences that have impinged on dance studies as a discipline. The editors use a thematically based approach that emphasizes that dance scholarship does not stand alone as a single entity, but is inevitably linked to other related fields, debates, and concerns. Authors from across continents have contributed chapters based on theoretical, methodological, ethnographic, and practice-based case studies, bringing together a wealth of expertise and insight to offer a study that is in-depth and wide-ranging.

    Ideal for scholars and upper-level students of dance and performance studies, The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies challenges the reader to expand their knowledge of this vibrant, exciting interdisciplinary field.

    List of Illustrations  Notes on Contributors,  Acknowledgements,  Introduction: Thematic Structure, Methodological Frames, and Analyses Helen Thomas and Stacey Prickett 

    Part I Dance and Corporeality: Training and Engagement  1. Dancing the Space: Butoh and Body Weather as Training for Ecological Consciousness - Rosemary Candelario  2. The Dancing Body, Power and the Transmission of Collective Memory in Apartheid South Africa - Catherine F. Botha  3. Different Bodies: A Poetic Study of Dance And People with Parkinson's - Sara Houston  4. Resourcing/Searching DanceTechnique and Education: Developing a Praxeological Methodology- Yvonne Hardt  5. The Expanding Possibilities of Dance Science - Emma Redding 

    Part II Dance and Somatics  6. Performing the Self: Dance, Somatic Practices, and Alexander Technique - Michael Huxley  7. Moving Kinship: Between Choreography, Performance and the More-than-Human - Beatrice Allegranti  8. Moving as a Thought Process: The Practice of choreography and Stillness - Naomi Lefebvre Sell with Tara Silverthorn and Lucille Teppa  9. Moving Mind and Body: Language and Writings of Simon Forti- Hiie Saumaa  

    Part III Dance and Analysis  10. Choreomusicology and Dance Studies: From Beginning to End? - Stephanie Jordan  11. Choreosonic Wearables: Creative Collaborative Practices - Michèle Danjoux  12. The Anarchive of Contemporary Dance: Toward a Topographic Understanding of Choreography - Timmy De Laet  13. Cubism, Futurism, and Leonide Massine's Choreography for Parade - Gay Morris  14. Whatever Happened to Dance Criticism? - Erin Brannigan 

    Part IV Dance, Society and Culture  15. Black Dance: Brooklyn 2017 - Nadine George-Graves  16. Elroy Josephs and the Hidden History of Black British Dance - Ramsay Burt  17. A Love Song as a Form of Protest- Danielle Goldman  18. Female Dancers on the Variety Stage in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain - Larraine Nicholas  19. Selling and Giving Dance - Susan Leigh Foster  

    Part V Dance and Time  20. Traditional Dance in Urban Settings: 'Snapshots' of Greek Dance Traditions in Athens - Maria I. Koustouba  21. Black Star, Fetishized Other: Carlos Acosta, Ballet’s New Cosmopolitanism, and Desire in the Age of Institutional Diversity - Lester Tomé  22. Digital Preservation of Dance, Inclusion and Absence - Sarah Whatley  23. Dance and Copyright: As Time Moves On - Charlotte Waelde  24. Algorithmic Choreographies: Women Whirling Dervishes and Dance Heritage on YouTube - Sheenagh Pietrobruno 

    Part VI Dance and Scenography  25. Dressing Dance–Dancing Dress: Lived Experience of Dress and its Agency in the Collaborative Process- Jessica Bugg  26. The Scenography of Choreographing the Museum - Johan Stjernholm  27. Stacking the Spine: Interdisciplinary Reflections from Backstories - Becka McFadden  28. Longing for the Subaltern: Subaltern Historiography as Choreographic Tactic - Cynthia Ling Lee  

    Part VII Dance, Space and Place  29. The Strangeness of Dancing: From The Changing Room to Singularity - Carol Brown  30. Everyday Life and Urban Marvels: The Curious Aesthetics of x-times people chair - Alexandra Kolb  31. Dance, Theater, and their Post-Medium Condition- Gerald Siegmund  32. Re-Imagining Laban: Tradition, Extinction, Invention. Re-Staging as Creative Contemporary Practice - Alison Curtis-Jones  33. "Dancing through the hard stuff": Repetition, Resilience and Female Solidarity in the Landscape - Rosemary Lee’s Passage for Par - Rosemary Lee and Ruth Pethybridge 



    Helen Thomas is professor of Dance Studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and emeritus professor, University of the Arts. She has published books, edited collections, and articles on the body and dance in culture and society. Currently, she is editor of Dance Research Journal.

    Stacey Prickett is reader in Dance Studies at the University of Roehampton. Her current research investigates relationships between dance, society, and politics, Her publications include articles in international journals, Embodied Politics: Dance, Protest and Identities (author), Dance in the City; Dance and Politics, and Shifting Corporealities (contributor).