Decentring Dancing Texts: The Challenge of Interpreting Dances by J. LansdaleDecentring Dancing Texts: The Challenge of Interpreting Dances by J. Lansdale

Decentring Dancing Texts: The Challenge of Interpreting Dances

EditorJ. Lansdale

Hardcover | July 24, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info

$119.37 online 
$143.00 list price save 16%
Earn 597 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


In this book, eleven authors analyze recent dance practices in the theatre, in club culture and on film, addressing dance in interdisciplinary relationship with music, painting and play texts. This text attempts to fill a gap with an up-to-date account of exciting and challenging new work, illuminated by fascinating new theoretical frameworks.
JANET LANSDALE is Emeritus Professor at the University of Surrey, UK, where she was formerly Head of Performing Arts. She is also a Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. She has published five books on conceptual issues in dance, dance analysis, dance history and interpretation in dance.
Title:Decentring Dancing Texts: The Challenge of Interpreting DancesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:July 24, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023054259X

ISBN - 13:9780230542594

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Intertextual Narratives in Dance Analysis--J.Lansdale
Betraying History? An Historiographic Analysis of The Judas Tree (1992)--A.Carter
Unbalancing the Authentic/Partnering Classicism: Shobana Jeyasingh?s Choreography and the Bharata Natyam ?Tradition?--J.O?Shea
Akram Khan?s Ma (2004): An Essay in Hybridisation and Productive Ambiguity--L.Sanders
Elusive Narratives: M.EkG.Poesio
On the Premises of French Contemporary Dance: Concepts, Collectivity, and ?Trojan Horses? in the Work of Jérome Bel and Loïc Touzé--T.D?Amelio
Chasing voices: Ian Spink?s Dancing Fugue (1988)--J.Lansdale
Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion?s Both Sitting Duet (2002): a Discursive Choreomusical Collaboration--D.Perazzo Domm
Lea Anderson, Dancing and Drawing the Past into the Present--H.Rottenberg
Mad Hot Ballroom
and the Politics of Transformation--S.Dodds
Mapping the Multifarious: the Genrification of Dance Music Club Cultures--J.L.Hall
Harpies and Pyjamas: the Making of Heart Thief (2003)--Deveril