New German Dance Studies

New German Dance Studies

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New German Dance Studies

New German Dance Studies offers fresh histories and theoretical inquiries that resonate across fields of the humanities. Sixteen essays range from eighteenth-century theater dance to popular contemporary dances in global circulation. In an exquisite trans-Atlantic dialogue that demonstrates the complexity and multilayered history of German dance, American and European scholars and artists elaborate on definitive performers and choreography, focusing on three major thematic areas: Weimar culture and its afterlife, the German Democratic Republic, and recent conceptual trends in theater dance.
Contributors are Maaike Bleeker, Franz Anton Cramer, Kate Elswit, Susanne Franco, Susan Funkenstein, Jens Richard Giersdorf, Yvonne Hardt, Sabine Huschka, Claudia Jeschke, Marion Kant, Gabriele Klein, Karen Mozingo, Tresa Randall, Gerald Siegmund, and Christina Thurner.

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ISBN-13: 9780252078439
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Acknowledgments vii

Contributors' Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: New Dance Studies/ New German Cultural Studies Susan Manning Lucia Ruprecht 1

1 Affect, Discourse, and Dance before 1900 Christina Thurner 17

2 Lola Montez and Spanish Dance in the 19th Century Claudia Jeschke 31

3 Picturing Palucca at the Bauhaus Susan Funkenstein 45

4 Rudolf Laban's Dance Film Projects Susanne Franco 63

5 Hanya Holm and an American Tanzgemeinschaft Tresa Randall 79

6 Lotte Goslar's Clowns Karen Mozingo 99

7 Back Again? Valeska Gert's Exiles Kate Elswit 113

8 Was hleibt? The Politics of East German Dance Marion Kant 130

9 Warfare over Realism: Tanztheater in East Germany, 1966-1989 Franz Anton Cramer 147

10 Moving against Disappearance: East German Bodies in Contemporary Choreography Jens Richard Giersdorf 165

11 Pina Bausch, Mary Wigman, and the Aesthetic of "Being Moved" Sabine Huschlia 182

12 Negotiating Choreography, Letter, and Law in William Forsythe Gerald Siegmund 200

13 Engagements with the Past in Contemporary Dance Yvonne Hardt 217

14 Lecture Performance as Contemporary Dance Maaike Bleeker 232

15 Toward a Theory of Cultural Translation in Dance Gabriele Klein 247

Contributors 259

Index 265

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