Exhausting Dance: Performance and the politics of movement


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Exhausting Dance: Performance and the politics of movement examines the work of key contemporary choreographers who have transformed the dance scene since the early 1990s in Europe and the USA. Through their vivd and explicit dialogue with performance art, visual arts and critical theory from the past thirty years, this new generation of choreographers challenge our understanding of dance by exhausting the concept of movement. Their work demands to be read as performed extensions of the radical politics implied in performance art, in post-structuralist and critical theory, in postcolonial theory, and in critical race studies.

In this far-ranging exceptional study, André Lepecki brilliantly analyses the work of the choreographers: Jérôme Bel (France), Juan Domingez (Spain), Trisha Brown (USA), La Ribot (Spain), Xavier Le Roy (France-Germany) and Vera Mantero (Portugal) as well as visual and performance artists Bruce Nauman and William Pope.L (USA).

This book offers a significant and radical revision of the way we think about dance, arguing for the necessity of a renewed engagement between dance studies and experimental artistic and philosophical practices.

Routledge, 2005. 15.2 x 22.9 cm, 160 pages, paperback, black and white images throughout.

ISBN 0-415-36254-7

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Weight 368.0 kg