Emerging Bodies

The Performance of Worldmaking in Dance and Choreography

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.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. Introduction

    Seiten 7 - 14
  4. Dancing Politics: Worldmaking in Dance and Choreography

    Seiten 17 - 28
  5. Between Intervention and Utopia: Dance Politics

    Seiten 29 - 46
  6. Dance and Work: The Aesthetic and Political Potential of Dance

    Seiten 47 - 60
  7. The Collective That Isn't One

    Seiten 61 - 70
  8. Jérôme Bel and Myself: Gender and Intercultural Collaboration

    Seiten 73 - 82
  9. Transnationalism and Contemporary African Dance: Faustin Linyekula

    Seiten 83 - 92
  10. Flee(t)ing Dances! Initiatives for the Preservation and Communication of Intangible World Heritage in Museums

    Seiten 93 - 106
  11. The Bluff of Contemporary Dance

    Seiten 107 - 116
  12. Transcription - Materiality - Signature. Dancing and Writing between Resistance and Excess

    Seiten 119 - 136
  13. Autobiography and the Coulisses: Narrator, Dancer, Spectator

    Seiten 137 - 148
  14. Dance Images. Dance Films as an Example of the Representation and Production of Movement

    Seiten 149 - 162
  15. Against the Beat. Music, Dance and the Image in Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up

    Seiten 163 - 180
  16. Gesture Capture: Paradigms in Interactive Music/ Dance Systems

    Seiten 183 - 194
  17. Tables of Weights and Measures: Architecture and the Synchronous Objects Project

    Seiten 195 - 206
  18. Synchronous Objects, Choreographic Objects, and the Translation of Dancing Ideas

    Seiten 207 - 222
  19. Communicating, Distilling, Catalyzing. On the Creation of Dance Congress Worlds

    Seiten 225 - 234
  20. Situational Worlds. Complicity as a Model of Collaboration

    Seiten 235 - 246
  21. Protocols of Encounter: On Dance Dramaturgy

    Seiten 247 - 256
  22. Notes on Contributors

    Seiten 257 - 263
  23. Backmatter

    Seite 264
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2011-10-04, 264 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-1596-8

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Gabriele Klein

Gabriele Klein, Universität Hamburg, Deutschland

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Sandra Noeth, HZT – Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, Deutschland

Gabriele Klein / Sandra Noeth (eds.)
Book title
Emerging Bodies The Performance of Worldmaking in Dance and Choreography
transcript Verlag
kart., Klebebindung, 5 SW-Abbildungen, 21 Farbabbildungen
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Körper, Tanz, Kunst
Dance Studies, Media Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies
Dance, Choreography, Media, Psychoanalysis, Gender, Interculturalitity, Imagination, Body, Arts, Cultural Theory, Theatre Studies

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