Reading Dancing : Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance

Foster, Susan Leigh. Reading Dancing : Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1986.

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Abstract (English)

Posing the question of "how dance means what it does", Foster uses post-structuralist criticism to "de-naturalize" the body, the subject, and the expressive act. She compares the codes and conventions of work used by choreographers throughout the history of dance and looks at recent work that uses a multi-disciplinary approach to examine how the body accrues meaning. Subject index. 56 bibl. ref.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Foster, Susan Leigh (Author)
Dossier: 800 - DANSE / DANCE
Collation: 307 p. : 82 ill. ; 21 x 21 cm
ISBN: 0520055497
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Berkeley, CA: University of California Press
Artists: Hay, Deborah; Balanchine, George; Graham, Martha; Cunningham, Merce; Monk, Meredith
Keywords: CONCERT DANCE; CHOREOGRAPHY; REPRESENTATION; DANCE HISTORY; MULTIDISCIPLINARITY; BODY
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 1988
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:29
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/493
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