Rethinking Dance History: A Reader / Edition 1

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By taking a fresh approach to the study of history in general, Alexandra Carter's Rethinking Dance History offers new perspectives on important periods in dance history and seeks to address some of the gaps and silences left within that history. Encompassing ballet, South Asian, modern dance forms and much more, this book provides exciting new research on topics as diverse as:
*the Victorian music hall
*film musicals and popular music videos
*the impact of Neoclassical fashion on ballet
*women's influence on early modern dance
*methods of dance reconstruction.
Featuring work by some of the major voices in dance writing and discourse, this unique anthology will prove invaluable for both scholars and practitioners, and a source of interest for anyone who is fascinated by dance's rich and multi-layered history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415287470
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/23/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexandra Carter is a Reader in Dance Studies at Middlesex University, where she also teaches dance history and critical studies. She is a regular contributor to dance and performing arts journals, and editor of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader (1998).

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Table of Contents

1. Making History: a general introduction
Alexandra Carter
2. Destabilizing the Discipline: critical debates about history and their impact on the study of dance
Alexandra Carter
3. Many Sources, Many Voices
Lena Hammergren
4. Reconstruction and Dance as Embodied Textual Practice
Helen Thomas
5. "Queering" the King: a remedial approach to reading masculinity in dance
Chris Roebuck
6. A Longing for Perfection: neoclassical fashion and ballet
Judith Chazin-Bennahum
7. Cara Tranders' Reveries
Cara Tranders
8. Considering Causation and Conditions of Possibility: practitioners and patrons of new dance in Progressive-era America
Linda Tomko
9. Katherine Dunham's Floating Island of Negritude: the Kathering Dunham Dance Company in London and Paris in the late 1940s and early 1950s
Ramsay Burt
10. German Dance & Modernity: don't mention the Nazis
Marion Kant
11. Dancing in the Margins? British modern dance in the 1940s and 1950s
Larraine Nicholas
12. "Dancin' in the Street": street dancing on film and video from Fred Astaire to Michael Jackson
Beth Genne
13. Contestations: constructing a historical narrative for Odissi
Ananya Macaulay
15. Concept and Presence: the contemporary European dance scene
Andre Lepecki
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