Yes? No! Maybe...: Seductive Ambiguity in Dance

Yes? No! Maybe...: Seductive Ambiguity in Dance

by Emilyn Claid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415371562

ISBN-13: 9780415371568

Pub. Date: 05/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Yes? No! Maybe ... Seductive Ambiguity in Dance is a book about performing and watching dance. Using a unique combination of historical, academic and autobiographical voices it covers 50 years of British dance, from Margot Fonteyn in the 1950s to innovative contemporary practitioners such as Wendy Hustoun, Nigel Charnock, Lloyd Newson, Javier de Frutos and Fin Walker.…  See more details below

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Yes? No! Maybe ... Seductive Ambiguity in Dance is a book about performing and watching dance. Using a unique combination of historical, academic and autobiographical voices it covers 50 years of British dance, from Margot Fonteyn in the 1950s to innovative contemporary practitioners such as Wendy Hustoun, Nigel Charnock, Lloyd Newson, Javier de Frutos and Fin Walker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415371568
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Setting the scene3
2X6 : a hinge in time11
IYes? : fantasies of perfection : setting the scene for change17
3The upward line17
4Watching ballet : illusion becoming real21
5Performing ballet : real becoming illusion24
6Classical androgyny27
7Cracking the myth29
8The Oedipal narrative31
9An articulate silence37
10Dying to please41
IINo! : coming down to earth as dancing subjects53
11Expressions from the lifeworld53
12Figures of parody60
13Subverting tragedy66
14Feminist battles with androgyny70
15Within the frame of new dance77
16Letting go of the mirror80
17Figures of jouissance87
18K/no/w body of illusion : seduction in reverse91
19Derrida's presents96
20Parallel emergences100
21Different visibilities108
22Negation of seduction114
23The other of the other117
24Kristeva's crunch121
25Collective strategies123
26The X6 legacy130
27Drawn to the mainstream133
28Repertory versus project136
29Middle mush140
IIIMaybe ... : depth becomes surface and ambiguous points of play147
30Process to product147
31Full body empty body154
32The chameleon156
33Boys transcending160
34His look, his gaze163
35Bodies of pleasure168
36Letting go of fear175
37Re-figuring androgyny179
38Queer living183
39Re-dressing the girls186
40Eye flight203

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