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Transmissions in Dance

Contemporary Staging Practices

Editors: Main, Lesley (Ed.)

  • Brings together a range of perspectives on staging a dance production, from director to dancer
  • Explores a century of dance, from Rudolf Laban’s Dancing Drumstick (1913) to Robert Cohan’s Sigh (2015)
  • Offers fresh insights and approaches to the process of staging
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About this book

This book is a collection of essays that capture the artistic voices at play during a staging process. Situating familiar practices such as reimagining, reenactment and recreation alongside the related and often intersecting processes of transmission, translation and transformation, it features deep insights into selected dances from directors, performers, and close associates of choreographers. The breadth of practice on offer illustrates the capacity of dance as a medium to adapt successfully to diverse approaches and, further, that there is a growing appetite amongst audiences for seeing dances from the near and far past. This study spans a century, from Rudolf Laban’s Dancing Drumstick (1913) to Robert Cohan’s Sigh (2015), and examines works by Mary Wigman, Madge Atkinson (Natural Movement), Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, Yvonne Rainer and Rosemary Butcher, an eclectic mix that crosses time and borders.

About the authors

Lesley Main is Head of the Department of Performing Arts at Middlesex University, UK, and Director of the Doris Humphrey Foundation UK. She stages Humphrey’s dances for companies in Europe and the USA, and is the author of Directing the Dance Legacy of Doris Humphrey: the Creative Impulse of Reconstruction (2012).

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“Dance’s relationships with the past are a continuing source of interest. There is a burgeoning field of current research and debates relating to transmission, reimagining and re-enactment. Lesley Main and her authors make some valuable and focussed contributions to the field with their work on transmission and the staging of dance performance.” (Michael Huxley, Reader in Dance, De Montfort University, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introductions

    Main, Lesley

    Pages 1-9

  • Transmission: From Archive to Production Re-imagining Laban—Contemporizing the Past, Envisioning the Future

    Curtis-Jones, Alison

    Pages 11-35

  • Impure Transmissions: Traditions of Modern Dance Across Historical and Geographical Boundaries

    Barba, Fabián

    Pages 37-59

  • Performing History: Wind Tossed (1936), Natural Movement and the Hyper-Historian

    Llopis, Maria Salgado

    Pages 61-83

  • The Transmission–Translation–Transformation of Doris Humphrey’s Two Ecstatic Themes (1931)

    Main, Lesley

    Pages 85-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transmissions in Dance
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Staging Practices
Editors
  • Lesley Main
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64873-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64873-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64872-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87891-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 231
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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