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Contemporary dance books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Contemporary dance category. Presented with a red border are the Contemporary dance books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Honest Bodies Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow by Hannah (Visiting Assitant Professor of Dance, Reed College) Kosstrin Honest Bodies Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow
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Using new archival discoveries and interviews, Honest Bodies illustrates how Anna Sokolow's choreography circulated American modernism internationally from the 1930s to the 1960s. Author Hannah Kosstrin argues that Sokolow's dances embodied the relationship between Communist ideals and Jewish culture.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/08/2017

Honest Bodies Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow by Hannah (Visiting Assitant Professor of Dance, Reed College) Kosstrin Honest Bodies Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow
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Using new archival discoveries and interviews, Honest Bodies illustrates how Anna Sokolow's choreography circulated American modernism internationally from the 1930s to the 1960s. Author Hannah Kosstrin argues that Sokolow's dances embodied the relationship between Communist ideals and Jewish culture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Katherine Dunham Dance and the African Diaspora by Joanna Dee Das Katherine Dunham Dance and the African Diaspora

This new biography of American dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham draws upon a vast, never-utilized archival record to show how she was more than a dancer and anthropologist, but also an intellectual and activist.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/06/2017

Sunday. Pierre Droulers Choreographer by Pierre Droulers Sunday. Pierre Droulers Choreographer

This books celebrates 40 years of work by Pierre Droulers (b. 1951), a pioneer of contemporary dance and choreographer of more than 30 works. A key figure in France and Belgium since the 1970s, Droulers was one of the first...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2017

The Rage of Staging Wim Vandekeybus by Mauro Pawlowski, Peter Verhelst The Rage of Staging Wim Vandekeybus
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The first book on Wim Vandekeybus, international choreographer, and his company Ultima Vez.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2016

Ungoverning Dance Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons by Ramsay Burt Ungoverning Dance Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Ungoverning Dance examines the work of progressive contemporary dance artists in continental Europe from the mid 1990s to 2015. Placing this within its historical and political context - that of neoliberalism and austerity - it argues that these artists have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2016

Ungoverning Dance Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons by Ramsay (Professor of Dance History, De Montfort University) Burt Ungoverning Dance Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons
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Ungoverning Dance examines recent contemporary dance in continental Europe. Placing this in the context of neoliberalism and austerity, it argues that dancers are developing an ethico-aesthetic approach that uses dance practices as sites of resistance against dominant ideologies. It attests...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2016

Wim Vandekeybus by David Byrne, Mauro Pawlowski, Peter Verhelst Wim Vandekeybus
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First ever book on the international choreographer Wim Vandekeybus and his company Ultima Vez.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2016

Coming Soon

Pina Bausch by Guy Delahaye Pina Bausch


Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Other books in this genre

The Body as a Vessel by Kayo Mikami The Body as a Vessel


Format: Hardback - Released: 12/04/2016

Beginning Jazz Dance With Web Resource by James Robey Beginning Jazz Dance With Web Resource

Beginning Jazz Dance provides students with the context, background information and basic instruction they need in order to understand the genre and appreciate jazz dance as a performing art. It also offers tips on injury prevention, nutrition guidelines and basic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2015

Choreographing Problems Expressive Concepts in Contemporary Dance and Performance by Bojana Cvejic Choreographing Problems Expressive Concepts in Contemporary Dance and Performance

This book illuminates the relationship between philosophy and experimental choreographic practice today in the works of leading European choreographers. A discussion of key issues in contemporary performance from the viewpoint of Deleuze, Spinoza and Bergson is accompanied by intricate analyses...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2015

Swing Dance Fashion, Music, Culture and Key Moves by Scott Cupit Swing Dance Fashion, Music, Culture and Key Moves

Swing Dance explores the vibrant contemporary swing-dancing scene, looking at the different dance styles and the associated culture, community and fashion. Illustrated with vintage and contemporary photography.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2015

Dance Dramaturgy Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement by Pil Hansen Dance Dramaturgy Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement

Ten international dramaturg-scholars advance proposals that reset notions of agency in contemporary dance creation. Dramaturgy becomes driven by artistic inquiry, distributed among collaborating artists, embedded in improvisation tasks, or weaved through audience engagement, and the dramaturg becomes a facilitator of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2015

Butoh Dance Training Secrets of Japanese Dance Through the Alishina Method by Juju Alishina Butoh Dance Training Secrets of Japanese Dance Through the Alishina Method

This book is a complete guide to the Alishina Method which draws on classical and avant-garde Japanese dance traditions to offer a systemized approach to Butoh dance training. It provides practical instruction and fully illustrated exercises, including instruction on basic...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2015

Rhythm Field The Dance of Molissa Fenley by Ann Murphy Rhythm Field The Dance of Molissa Fenley

Molissa Fenley, one of the most influential artists of postmodern dance, has had a lasting impact on performance. This is a vivid and probing portrait of Fenley's four-decade career, written by her fellow artists. It offers several scholarly analyses of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2015

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