Covering fifty years of British dance, from Margot Fonteyn to
innovative contemporary practitioners such as Wendy Houstoun and
Nigel Charnock, Yes? No! Maybe is an innovative approach to
performing and watching dance.
Emilyn Claid brings her life experience and interweaves it with
academic theory and historical narrative to create a dynamic
approach to dance writing.
Using the 1970s revolution of new dance as a hinge, Claid looks
back to ballet and forward to British independent dance which is
new dancea (TM)s legacy. She explores the shifts in
performer-spectator relationships, and investigates questions of
subjectivity, absence and presence, identity, gender, race and
desire using psychoanalytical, feminist, postmodern,
post-structuralist and queer theoretical perspectives.
Artists and practitioners, professional performers, teachers,
choreographers and theatre-goers will all find this book an
informative and insightful read.