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New World Choreographies

Dance Dramaturgy

Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement

Editors: Hansen, Pil, Callison, Darcey (Eds.)

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About this book

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 dramaturgical awareness.

About the authors

Pil Hansen is Assistant Professor in Dance and Drama at the University of Calgary, Canada, and dramaturg of Vertical City Performance and Kaeja d’Dance.  Her research results and methods in cognitive performance studies and dramaturgy have been published widely. 
Darcey Callison is a choreographer and Associate Professor in Dramaturgy and Choreography at York University, Canada. His research mobilizes cultural studies, Authentic Movement, and postmodern dance to examine contemporary and historical expressions of gender. 
Contributors: Bojana Bauer, University Lille 3, France;  André Lepecki, New York University, USA; Maaike Bleeker, Utrecht University, Netherlands; Freya Vass-Rhee, University of Kent, UK;  Vida L. Midgelow, Middlesex University, UK;  Nanako Nakajima, Aichi University, Japan; Katherine Profeta, Queens College, CUNY, USA; Thomas F. DeFrantz, Duke University, USA; Bonnie Brooks, Columbia College Chicago, USA.

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“The collection includes nine compelling essays and an overview from Hansen that serves to outline the (fuzzy, porous, kinetic) contours of dance dramaturgy in the twenty-first century. The essays describe the dance dramaturg using various theoretical and practical models practiced by the authors. Dance Dramaturgy, like most essay collections, necessarily offers breadth, touching down rather than diving deep into its subject … . This study offers much to consider for scholars, practitioners, and educators alike.” (Ariel Nereson, Theatre Journal, Vol. 69 (1), March, 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hansen, Pil

    Pages 1-27

  • Propensity: Pragmatics and Functions of Dramaturgy in Contemporary Dance

    Bauer, Bojana

    Pages 31-50

  • Errancy as Work: Seven Strewn Notes for Dance Dramaturgy

    Lepecki, André

    Pages 51-66

  • Thinking No-One’s Thought

    Bleeker, Maaike

    Pages 67-83

  • Distributed Dramaturgies: Navigating with Boundary Objects

    Vass-Rhee, Freya

    Pages 87-105

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eBook $24.99
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Hardcover $90.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-37321-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dance Dramaturgy
Book Subtitle
Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement
Editors
  • Pil Hansen
  • Darcey Callison
Series Title
New World Choreographies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37322-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137373229
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37321-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-55797-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 201
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
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