Of the Presence of the Body: Essays on Dance and Performance Theory

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Focuses on the historical, cultural and political contexts that inform choreographic and dance practices and critical readings of dance-in other words, how dance operates as critical discourse.

Editor Andre Lepecki
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
ISBN 0-8195-6612-8
Reference P1738
Date 2004
Type Publication

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