Transmissions in dance: contemporary staging practices

Main, Lesley, ed. (2017) Transmissions in dance: contemporary staging practices. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319648729

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Dance group
Item ID: 22803
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Depositing User: Lesley Main
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 16:24
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:19
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22803

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