Dance and the Body in Western Theatre: 1948 to the Present

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While the body appears in almost all cultural discourses, it is nowhere as visible as in dance. This book captures the resurgence of the dancing body in the second half of the twentieth century by introducing students to the key phenomenological, kinaesthetic and psychological concepts relevant to both theatre and dance studies.
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ISBN-13: 9781137034878
ISBN-10: 1137034874
Pagini: 233
Ilustrații: 19 black & white illustrations
Dimensiuni: 155 x 235 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.3 kg
Ediția: 1st ed. 2015
Editura: Macmillan Education UK
Colecția Red Globe Press
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Explores a range of Western dance, featuring key practitioners and performances from the US, UK and Europe

Notă biografică

Sabine Sörgel is Senior Lecturer in Dance and Theatre at the University of Surrey, UK.


List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Preface 1. The Body, Dance and Phenomenology 2. Writing Dance into Theatre: Antonin Artaud's Affective Athleticism 3. Choreographing Gestus: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) and the Evolution of Epic Theatre 4. Dancing the Wrong Side Out: Archetype in Martha Graham (1894-1991) and Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999) 5. Resurrecting the Dancing Chorus in the 1960s: Peter Brook's Marat/Sade (1964), The Living Theatre's Antigone (1967) and Richard Schechner's Dionysus in 69 (1969) 6. Dance and the 1960s Counter-Culture: Merce Cunningham, Anna Halprin and Postmodern Dance 7. Un-Masking the Social Mask in Post-War Tanztheater: Pina Bausch, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Sasha Waltz 8. From Decolonization to Globalization: Discourses of Freedom and Emancipation in Wole Soyinka, Alvin Ailey, Bill T. Jones, Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui 9. Phenomenological Encounters: Theatre, Dance and Human Rights Bibliography.