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New World Choreographies

Jérôme Bel

Dance, Theatre, and the Subject

Authors: Siegmund, Gerald

  • Charts the 20-year career of French choreographer Jérôme Bel
  • Provides an overview of his choreographic oeuvre as well as in-depth analysis
  • Delves into the relationship between artistic practice and theory
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55272-3
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About this book

This study is the first monograph on the work of French choreographer Jérôme Bel, following his artistic trajectory from the beginning of his career as a choreographer in 1994 to his most recent piece in 2016. It contains an overview and in-depth analysis of all of his choreographies, from Nom donné par l’auteur to Disabled Theatre, and provides a theoretical reflection on their theatrical nature.

Bel has developed a singular discourse on dance that has often been labelled 'conceptual'.  By reducing the stage elements in his performances to a minimum, his work explores the implications of dance as an art form that has, since the heyday of modernism, based its guiding principles on the laws of nature. Bel addresses the question of power relations in dance by working through the questions of authorship and various forms of subjectivity dance produces. Offering a unique opportunity to ground seemingly abstract academic theories in a specific embodied artistic practice, this study explores the intersection between artistic practice and theory.

About the authors

Gerald Siegmund is Professor of Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. He is author of numerous articles on contemporary dance and theatre performance, as well as editor of the book William Forsythe – Denken in Bewegung (2004). His other publications include Abwesenheit. Eine performative Ästhetik des Tanzes (2006), and Dance, Politics, and Co-Immunity (with Stefan Hölscher, 2013).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55272-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55271-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jérôme Bel
Book Subtitle
Dance, Theatre, and the Subject
Authors
Series Title
New World Choreographies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55272-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55272-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55271-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
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