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.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction - Stacey Prickett and Helen Thomas Section I Dance and Corporeality: Training and Engagement Section II Dance and Somatics Section III Dance and Analysis Section IV Dance, Society and Culture Section V Dance and Time Section VI Dance and Scenography 25 Section VII Dance, Space and Place Index
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).