Fifty Contemporary Choreographers

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Covering today's most important modern, ballet, contemporary and post-modern choreographers in Europe and North America, this unique guide is a valuable quick reference for students and critics, dancers and general readers in love with dance.

Each entry includes a biographical section, a chronological list of works, a detailed bibliography and a critical essay. In entries on choreographers such as Richard Alston, Pina Bausch, Laurie Booth, Christopher Bruce, Jonathan Burrows, Michael Clarke, Merce Cunningham, Anna Theresa De Keersmaeker, Eiko and Koma, William Forsythe,Jiri Kylain, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp and other leading figures, readers can easily locate each choreographer's style and influence within the development of contemporary theatre dance, and swiftly discern the essential facts in his or her career.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415103640
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Routledge Key Guides Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii
Editor's Note xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Introduction 1
Richard Alston 13
Lea Anderson 18
Karole Armitage 21
Pina Bausch 25
Laurie Booth 29
Matthew Bourne 34
Trisha Brown 37
Christoper Bruce 42
Jonathan Burrows 47
Rosemary Butcher 51
Carolyn Carlson 55
Lucinda Childs 58
Michael Clark 63
Robert Cohan 68
Merce Cunningham 72
Siobhan Davies 77
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker 84
Laura Dean 88
Douglas Dunn 93
Eiko and Koma 97
Mats Ek 100
Garth Fagan 103
Eliot Feld 106
William Forsythe 110
Jean-Claude Gallotta 115
David Gordon 118
Bill T. Jones 123
James Kudelka 128
Jiri Kylian 133
Daniel Larrieu 139
Murray Louis 141
Lar Lubovitch 145
Maguy Marin 150
Susan Marshall 153
Bebe Miller 156
Meredith Monk 159
Mark Morris 164
Graeme Murphy 169
Lloyd Newson 173
Robert North 176
Kazuo Ohno 180
Steve Paxton 184
Stephen Petronio 189
Pilobolus 192
Ian Spink 196
Elizabeth Streb 201
Kei Takei 204
Paul Taylor 207
Glen Tetley 212
Twyla Tharp 217
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