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Ageing, Gender, Embodiment and Dance

Finding a Balance

Authors: Schwaiger, E.

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This book explores the nexus between gender, ageing and culture in dancers practicing a variety of genres. It challenges existing cultural norms which equate ageing with bodily decline and draws on an interdisciplinary theoretical framework to explore alternatives for developing a culturally valued mature subjectivity through the practice of dance.

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ELIZABETH SCHWAIGER Researcher, tutor and administrator at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Her research interests include critical age studies, dance, gender studies, and socially marginalized populations. She completed her doctorate degree at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, and her academic publications are in these areas.

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'At the beginning of the twenty-first century, mature movement artists such as Kazuo Ohno, Anna Halprin, Carmen De Lavallade, and Liz Lerman's 'Dancers of the Third Age' company have amazed audiences around the world with their intense and nuanced performances. In her book, Elisabeth Schwaiger explores the rich aesthetic legacies of mature Australian dancers, offering a compelling analysis of the cultural proscriptions older dancers face daily and arguing for the importance of honoring their bodily wisdom.' - Ann Cooper Albright, Professor of Dance, Oberlin College, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ageing, Gender, Embodiment and Dance
Book Subtitle
Finding a Balance
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35908-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230359086
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27640-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32515-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 213
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