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Choreographing Difference: Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance

Choreographing Difference: Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance
Library Shelf Location 29c.ALBR
Publication Date 30 Nov 1997
Description Product Description The choreographies of Bill T. Jones, Cleveland Ballet Dancing Wheels, Zab Maboungou, David Dorfman, Marie Chouinard, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and others, have helped establish dance as a crucial discourse of the 90s. These dancers, Ann Cooper Albright argues, are asking the audience to see the body as a source of cultural identity -- a physical presence that moves with and through its gendered, racial, and social meanings. Through her articulate and nuanced analysis of contemporary choreography, Albright shows how the dancing body shifts conventions of representation and provides a critical example of the dialectical relationship between cultures and the bodies that inhabit them. As a dancer, feminist, and philosopher, Albright turns to the material experience of bodies, not just the body as a figure or metaphor, to understand how cultural representation becomes embedded in the body. In arguing for the intelligence of bodies, Choreographing Difference is itself a testimonial, giving voice to some important political, moral, and artistic questions of our time.
ISBN 9780819563217
Quantity 1
Pages 244 pages
Author Ann Cooper Albright
Format Paperback
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Category Dance
Keywords Identity, Race (concept), Equal Opportunities, Access
Language English

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