Multiplicity, Embodiment and the Contemporary Dancer

Multiplicity, Embodiment and the Contemporary Dancer

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In recent years, the practice of contemporary dancers has altered significantly in the transition from canonical choreographic vocabularies to a proliferation of choreographic signatures within mainstream and independent dance. Dancers are often required to collaborate creatively on the formation of choreographic material, thus engaging conceptually with emerging cultural paradigms. This book explores the co-creative practice of contemporary dancers solely from the point of view of the dancer. It reveals multiple dancing perspectives, drawn from interviews, current writing and evocative accounts from inside the choreographic process, illuminating the myriad ways that dancers contribute to the production of contemporary dance culture. A key insight of the book is that a dancer's signature way of being is a 'moving identity', which incorporates past dance experience, anatomical structures and conditioned human movement as a self-in-process. The moving identity is the movement signature that the dancer forms throughout a career path.2014. a#39;MusAce de la Dansea#39;. Accessed 29 March 2014. http://www.borischarmatz. org/en/node/288. Claid, Emilyn. 2002. a#39;Playing Seduction ... Pure Immanence: Essays on a Life, trans. ... Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press.

Title:Multiplicity, Embodiment and the Contemporary Dancer
Author:Jennifer Roche
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-03-31


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