Singularities : Danse in the Age of Performance

Lepecki, André. Singularities : Danse in the Age of Performance. New York, NY: Routledge, 2016.

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Abstract (English)

"André Lepecki surveys a decade of experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of ‘performance’ in the twenty-first century: not just an aesthetic category, but a mode of political power. He demonstrates the enduring ability of performance to critique and subvert this power, examining this relationship through five ‘singularities’ in contemporary dance: thingness, animality, persistence, darkness, and solidity.

Exploring the works of Mette Ingvartsen, Yvonne Rainer, Ralph Lemon, Jérôme Bel and others, Lepecki uses his concept of ‘singularity’—the resistance of categorization and aesthetic identification—to examine the function of dance and performance in political and artistic debate." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Lepecki, André (Author)
Dossier: 800 - DANSE / DANCE
Collation: 194 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781138907713
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New York, NY: Routledge
Critics / Curators / Historians: Lepecki, André
Copyright Statement: Routledge

Includes bibliographical references.
Includes biographical notes.

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Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 18:49
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 20:43
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