New World Choreographies

Choreography and Corporeality

Relay in Motion

Editors: DeFrantz, Thomas, Rothfield, Philipa (Eds.)

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This book renews thinking about the moving body by drawing on dance practice and performance from across the world. Eighteen internationally recognised scholars show how dance can challenge our thoughts and feelings about our own and other cultures, our emotions and prejudices, and our sense of public and private space. In so doing, they offer a multi-layered response to ideas of affect and emotion, culture and politics, and ultimately, the place of dance and art itself within society.

The chapters in this collection arise from a number of different political and historical contexts. By teasing out their detail and situating dance within them, art is given a political charge. That charge is informed by the work of Michel Foucault, Stuart Hall, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Rancière and Luce Irigaray as well as their forebears such as Spinoza, Plato and Freud. Taken together, Choreography and Corporeality: RELAY in Motion puts thought into motion, without forgetting its origins in the social world.

About the authors

Thomas F. DeFrantz is Professor and Chair of African and African American Studies at Duke University, USA, and director of SLIPPAGE: Performance, Culture, Technology, a research group that explores emerging technology in live performance applications. He co-convened the Choreography and Corporeality working group (IFTR) from 2005-2013. Other books: Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American DanceDancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture, and Black Performance Theory.

Philipa Rothfield is an honorary staff member in philosophy at La Trobe University, Australia. She has an intermittent dance practice, having worked with Russell Dumas (Dance Exchange) and Alice Cummins (Footfall Ensemble). She is a co-convener of the Choreography and Corporeality working group (IFTR). She is dance reviewer for RealTime Magazine, Momm Magazine, Korea and head of the Editorial Board for the Dancehouse Diary. She is also Creative Advisor for Dancehouse, Melbourne.


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Relay: Choreography and Corporeality

    Rothfield, Philipa (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Tinkering Away: The Untimely Art of Subtraction

    Rothfield, Philipa

    Pages 15-30

  • Choreography as Meshwork: The Production of Motion and the Vernacular

    Muto, Daisuke

    Pages 31-49

  • Flickering Photology: Turning Bodies and Textures of Light

    Stewart, Nigel

    Pages 51-66

  • Caribbean Dance: British Perspectives and the Choreography of Beverley Glean

    Adewole, ‘Funmi

    Pages 67-82

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Hardcover $99.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Choreography and Corporeality
Book Subtitle
Relay in Motion
Editors
  • Thomas DeFrantz
  • Philipa Rothfield
Series Title
New World Choreographies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54653-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54653-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54652-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 310
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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