Choreographies: Tracing The Materials Of An Ephemeral Art Form by Jacky LansleyChoreographies: Tracing The Materials Of An Ephemeral Art Form by Jacky Lansley

Choreographies: Tracing The Materials Of An Ephemeral Art Form

byJacky Lansley

Paperback | September 15, 2017

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Choreographer Jacky Lansley has been practicing and performing for more than four decades. In Choreographies, she offers unique insight into the processes behind independent choreography and paints a vivid portrait of a rigorous practice that combines dance, performance art, visuals, and a close attention to space and site.

Choreographies is both autobiography and archive—documenting production through rehearsal and performance photographs, illustrations, scores, process notes, reviews, audience feedback, and interviews with both dancers and choreographers. Covering the author’s practice from 1975 to 2017, the book delves into an important period of change in contemporary British dance—exploring British New Dance, postmodern dance, and experimental dance outside of a canonical US context. A critically engaged reflection that focuses on artistic process over finished product, Choreographies is a much-needed resource in the fields of dance and choreographic art making.
Jacky Lansley is a choreographer and performance artist. She was a founder of two major UK independent dance studios, X6 Dance Space and Chisenhale Dance Space, as well as her own studio, the Dance Research Studio, where she has developed a context for interdisciplinary training and research. She is the coauthor of The Wise Body: Conve...
Title:Choreographies: Tracing The Materials Of An Ephemeral Art FormFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:September 15, 2017Publisher:Intellect LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783207663

ISBN - 13:9781783207664

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“Drawing upon decades of experience and enquiry, Lansley shares her expanded sense of choreography—or rather, choreographies—as spaces that hold the traces of many areas: other art forms, histories both personal and political, training, processes of research, and creation. Lansley has written Choreographies as a kind of ‘open book’—open to other fields, to varying voices, open to reading.”