Planes of Composition: Dance, Theory and The Global

Planes of Composition: Dance, Theory and The Global

by Andre Lepecki
     
 

Gathering 18 original essays by eminent choreographers, philosophers, and dance and performance theorists from across the globe, The Planes of Composition focuses on how contemporary choreographic strategies initiate new modes of understanding the moving body in its multiple performances: racial, kinetic, political, ethical, and theoretical. Adding to

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Gathering 18 original essays by eminent choreographers, philosophers, and dance and performance theorists from across the globe, The Planes of Composition focuses on how contemporary choreographic strategies initiate new modes of understanding the moving body in its multiple performances: racial, kinetic, political, ethical, and theoretical. Adding to the expanding field of critical dance studies and critical movement studies, the contributors address a variety of formations arising from hybrid theoretical and performative compositions—compositions of everyday kinetics with philosophical considerations of political modernity; compositions of certain staged choreographic works with the formations of racial identities in specific postcolonial contexts; compositions between embodied practices and theoretical practices.

This volume will be of interest to scholars in critical dance studies, philosophy, performance studies, and cultural and postcolonial studies as it proposes new and creative dialogues among these disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906497248
Publisher:
Seagull Books
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Series:
Seagull Books - Enactments Series
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

André Lepecki is associate professor in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. His books include Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement and Of the Presence of the Body. Jenn Joy is a Ph.D. candidate in performance studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and she has been a lecturer in the History of Art and Visual Culture Department at the Rhode Island School of Design.

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