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Emerging Bodies

The Performance of Worldmaking in Dance and Choreography

Series: TanzScripte, 21
Funded by: Knowledge Unlatched - KU Select 2016: Backlist Collection
Edited by: Gabriele Klein and Sandra Noeth

The concept of »worldmaking« is based on the idea that 'the world' is not given, but rather produced through language, actions, ideas and perception. This collection of essays takes a closer look at various hybrid and disparate worlds related to dance and choreography. Coming from a broad range of different backgrounds and disciplines, the authors inquire into the ways of producing 'dance worlds': through artistic practice, discourse and media, choreographic form and dance material.
The essays in this volume critically reflect the predominant topos of dance as something fleeting and ephemeral - an embodiment of the Other in modernity. Moreover, they demonstrate that there is more than just one universal »world of dance«, but rather a multitude of interrelated dance worlds with more emerging every day.

Reviews

»Die beiden Herausgeberinnen bieten [...] einen umfassenden Einblick in praktische Positionen und theoretische Diskurse der internationalen Tanz- und Performancekunst.«
Daniela Pillgrab, [rezens.tfm], 21.06.2012

»Auf wissenschaftlich anspruchsvollem Niveau wird [mit diesem Buch] die Annahme begründet, dass Tanz seine Wirksamkeit nicht in der Repräsentation existierender Strukturen und Systeme entfaltet, sondern gerade durch das Anbieten von Alternativen - von Utopien, entwickelt mit der Hilfe des Körpers und durch die Organisation der Bewegung.«
Up to Dance, 2 (2012)

Reviewed in:

http://danse.revues.org, 17.12.2014, Valeria De Luca

OPEN ACCESS
Edition: 1. Aufl.
Audience: Professional and scholarly;

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