Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture.
Examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the “end of history.”
Illuminates the relationship between philosophy and experimental choreographic practice today in the works of leading European choreographers.
The book conceives of traditional dramatic theater as a place for taming the future and then conceptualizes how performance beyond this paradigm might stage the unruly nature of futurity.
Explores how different concepts of time – including linear clock time, the cyclical time of the planets and seasons, the rhythms of the body and individual memories – have impacted on and been reinforced by theatre throughout history, from medieval times to the present day.