Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance
By (author) Susan Leigh Foster
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Reading Dancing by Susan Leigh Foster
Book DescriptionBorrowing from contemporary semiotics and post-structuralist criticism, Foster outlines four models for representation in dance which are illustrated through an analysis of the works of contemporary choreographers and through historical examples beginning with court ballets of the Renaissance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520063334
(210mm x 210mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 22-Apr-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Susan Leigh Foster
Choreographing Empathy, Paperback (November 2010)
What do we feel when we watch dancing? Do we 'dance along' inwardly? Do we sense what the dancer's body is feeling? If we do, how do these responses influence how we experience dancing and how we derive significance from it? This book challenges the idea of a direct psychphysical connection between the body of a dancer and that of their observer.
Worlding Dance, Paperback (June 2009)
What world has been constructed for dancing through the term 'world dance'? What kinds of worlds do we as scholars create for a given dance when we undertake to describe and analyze it? This book, now in paperback, makes new epistemological space for the analysis of the world's dance by offering a variety of new analytic approaches.
Choreography and Narrative, Paperback (December 1996)
The first critical history of French ballet that illuminates relations of politics, spectacle, gender, and narrative.
Corporealities, Paperback (November 1995)» View all books by Susan Leigh Foster
A ground-breaking collection of essays that bring dance into the cultural studies mainstream, exploring the many ways we use our bodies as substantial, vital constituents of cultural reality.
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