The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics

Oxford University Press
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  • erschienen am 3. Januar 2017
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  • 848 Seiten
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In recent decades, dance has become a vehicle for querying assumptions about what it means to be embodied, in turn illuminating intersections among the political, the social, the aesthetical, and the phenomenological. The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics edited by internationally lauded scholars Rebekah Kowal, Gerald Siegmund, and the late Randy Martin presents a compendium of newly-commissioned chapters that address the interdisciplinary and global scope of dance theory - its political philosophy, social movements, and approaches to bodily difference such as disability, postcolonial, and critical race and queer studies. In six sections 30 of the most prestigious dance scholars in the US and Europe track the political economy of dance and analyze the political dimensions of choreography, of writing history, and of embodied phenomena in general. Employing years of intimate knowledge of dance and its cultural phenomenology, scholars urge readers to re-think dominant cultural codes, their usages, and the meaning they produce and theorize ways dance may help to re-signify and to re-negotiate established cultural practices and their inherent power relations. This handbook poses ever-present questions about dance politics-which aspects or effects of a dance can be considered political? What possibilities and understandings of politics are disclosed through dance? How does a particular dance articulate or undermine forces of authority? How might dance relate to emancipation or bondage of the body? Where and how can dance articulate social movements, represent or challenge political institutions, or offer insight into habits of labor and leisure? The handbook opens its critical terms in two directions. First, it offers an elaborated understanding of how dance achieves its politics. Second, it illustrates how notions of the political are themselves expanded when viewed from the perspective of dance, thus addressing both the relationship between the politics in dance and the politics of dance. Using the most sophisticated theoretical frameworks and engaging with the problematics that come from philosophy, social science, history, and the humanities, chapters explore the affinities, affiliations, concepts, and critiques that are inherent in the act of dance, and questions about matters political that dance makes legible.
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Rebekah Kowal is Associate Professor of Dance at The University of Iowa where she teaches courses in dance history and theory. Her first book, How to Do Things with Dance: Performing Change in Postwar America (Wesleyan University Press, 2010) investigates how moving bodies are compelling agents of social, cultural and political change. Her current project assesses the impact of postwar global dance performance on American concert dance formations and in the context of U.S. foreign relations, immigration and trade policies, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and citizenship. Gerald Siegmund is Professor of Applied Theatre Studies at the University of Giessen, Germany where he teaches courses in theatre and dance history, theory, and aesthetics. He has published widely on contemporary dance and theatre. Amongst his publications are William Forsythe - Denken in Bewegung (Henschel Verlag, 2004) and Dance, Politics, and Co-Immunity (together with Stefan Hölscher, Diaphanes 2013). Randy Martin (1957-2015) was Professor of Art and Public Policy at New York University and founder of the graduate program in arts politics. He published many books as author or editor, including The Financialization of Daily Life and Under New Management: Universities, Administrative Labor and the Professional Turn; An Empire of Indifference; Critical Moves and On Your Marx. An edited volume is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press: Derivatives and the Wealth of Societies, with Benjamin Lee.
1. Introduction to the Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics - Rebekah J. Kowal, Gerald Siegmund, and Randy Martin Part I: Dancing Structures Section I. The Political Economy of Dance 2. Tracking the Political Economy of Dance - Jane Desmond 3. Dance and/as Competition in the U.S. Privately Owned Studio - Susan Foster 4. Racing in Place: A Meta-Memoir on Dance, Politics, and Practice - Brenda Dixon Gottschild 5. Epiphanic Moments: Dancing Politics - Cynthia Oliver 6. Performing Collectively, Performing Collectivity - Kai van Eikels Section II. The Politics of Choreography 7. Urban Choreographies. Artistic Interventions and the Politics of Urban Space - Gabriele Klein 8. The Politics of Speculative Imagination in Contemporary Choreography - Andre Lepecki 9. Toward a Choreo-Political Theory of Articulation - Mark Franko 10. Rehearsing In-Difference: The Politics of Aesthetics in the Performances of Pina Bausch and Jérôme Bel - Gerald Siegmund 11. Problem as a Choreographic and Philosophical Kind of Thought - Bojana Cvejic Section III. The Politics of Embodiment 12. The Politics of Perception - Ann Cooper Albright 13. The Politics of Speaking About the Body - Ramsay Burt 14. Dancing Disabled: Phenomenology and Embodied Politics - Petra Kuppers 15. Of Corporeal Re-writings, Translations, and the Politics of Difference in Dancing - Ananya Chatterjea 16. Planning for Death's Surprise: Pina Bausch and Merce Cunningham - Peggy Phelan Part 2: Dancing Interventions Section IV. The Politics of Histories 17. Dancing D-Day - Felicia McCarren 18. China in the Throes of Modernization: Intercultural Exchange, Hybridity, and ArtsCross - Alexandra Kolb 19. Between the Cultural Center and the Villa: Dance, Neoliberalism & Silent Borders in Buenos Aires - Victoria Fortuna 20. Modern Dance in the Third Reich, Redux - Susan Manning 21. The Micropolitics of Exchange: Rethinking Exile and Otherness after the Nation - Kate Elswit Section V. The Politics of Re-Signification 22. Black Swan, White Nose - Hannah Schwadron 23. Brown in Black and White: José Limón Dances The Emperor Jones - James Moreno 24. SWITCH: Queer Social Dance, Political Leadership, and Black Popular Culture - Thomas DeFrantz 25. Politics of Fake It! Janez Jansa interviewed by Janez Jansa - Janez Jansa Section VI. The Politics of Re-Negotiation 26. Identity Politics and Political Will: Jeni LeGon Living in a Great Big Way - Nadine George-Graves 27. Dancing in the Here and Now: Indigenous Presence and the Contemporary Choreography of Emily Johnson/Catalyst and DANCING EARTH - Jacqueline Shea Murphy 28. Dance and Eastern Europe: Contemporary Dance in the Time of Transition - Bojana Kunst 29. Domesticating Dance: South Asian Filmic Bodies Negotiating New Moves in Neoliberalism - Priya Srinivasan 30. Is it OK to Dance on Graves? Modernism and Socialist Realism Revisited - Jens Giersdorf

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