mercredi 30 novembre 2011
Gabriele Klein, Sandra Noeth (eds.), Emerging Bodies. The Performance of Worldmaking in Dance and Choreography
Oktober 2011, 264 S., kart., zahlr. z.T. farb. Abb., 31,80 €
The concept of »worldmaking« is based on the idea that ›the world‹ is not given, but rather produced through language, actions, ideas and perception. This collection of essays takes a closer look at various hybrid and disparate worlds related to dance and choreography. Coming from a broad range of different backgrounds and disciplines, the authors inquire into the ways of producing ›dance worlds‹: through artistic practice, discourse and media, choreographic form and dance material.
The essays in this volume critically reflect the predominant topos of dance as something fleeting and ephemeral – an embodiment of the Other in modernity. Moreover, they demonstrate that there is more than just one universal »world of dance«, but rather a multitude of interrelated dance worlds with more emerging every day.