Current trends in contemporary choreography: a political critique

Kolb, Alexandra (2013) Current trends in contemporary choreography: a political critique. Dance Research Journal, 45 (3) . pp. 29-52. ISSN 0149-7677 [Article]


Can contemporary choreography claim to challenge the societal status quo by producing liberatory or transgressive work, or has it rather become enshrined in the logic of capitalism and establishment culture? This paper looks critically at 21st-century participatory, collaborative modes of performance to investigate how their corresponding aesthetic choices and working methods reflect (often implicit) political stances, such as manifestations of democracy. Using examples from several Western countries, current trends will be assessed against the backdrop of 1960s and ’70s performance theory and practice; assessing the ramifications of the shifting fault lines between dance/performance, the market economy and political ideologies.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
Item ID: 13274
Depositing User: Alexandra Kolb
Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 07:37
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 14:49

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