'This collection surveys the choreographic turn in the artistic imagination from the 1950s onwards, and in doing so outlines the philosophies of movement instrumental to the development of experimental dance. By introducing and discussing the concepts of embodiment and corporeality, choreopolitics, and the notion of dance in an expanded field, Dance establishes the aesthetics and politics of dance as a major impetus in contemporary culture. It offers testimonies and writings by influential visual artists whose work has taken inspiration from dance and choreography.' - from back cover.

'Artists surveyed include Marina Abramovic, Pina Bausch, Samuel Beckett, Jerome Bel, Seydou Boro, Trisha Brownn, Jonathan Burrows, Rosemary Butcher, John Cage, Boris Carmatz, Ananya Chatterjea, Merce Cunningham, Kattrin Deufret, Douglas Dunn, Jan Fabre, Joao Fiadeiro, William Forsythe, Simone Forti, Bruno Freire, Anna Halprin, Deborah Hay, Hijikata Tatsumi, Raimund Hoghe, Ishmael Houston-Jone, MEtte Ingvartsen, Joan Jonas, Bill T. Jones, Akira Kasai, Ohno Kazuo, Pichet Klunchun, Thomas Lehman, Ralph Lemon, Xavier Le Roy, Vera Mantero, Mathilde Monnier, Helio Oiticica,  Lygia Pape, Steve Paxton, Adrian Piper, Thomas Plischke, Yvonne Rainer, La Ribot, Christian Rizzo, Lia Rodrigues, Tino Seghal, Hooman Sharifi, and Meg Stuart. 

'Writers include Giorgio Agamben, Sally Banes, Barbara Browning, Bojana Cvejic, Gilles Deleuze, Peter Eleey, Susan Leigh Foster, Sondra Fraleigh, Mark Franko, Andrew Hewitt, Bojana Kunst, Henri Lefebvre, Boyan Manchev, Tamah Nakamura, Jean-Luc Nancy, Halifu Osumare, Jeroen Peeters, Marten Spangberg, Luc Van den Dries, Myriam Van Imschoot, Pascale Weber.'

Please note that only Asian artists are listed.
Alternative title

Documents of Contemporary Art

Access level

Onsite

editor

Andre LEPCKI

Location code REF.WHC
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2012

No of pages

238

ISBN / ISSN

9780854882038, 9780262517775

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction: Dance as a Practice of Contemporary

- André LEPECKI

A Choreographic Turn 1962-65
Positioning Dance/Theorizing Movement
Practices of Embodiment
Choreopolitics
Dancing in an Expanded Field: Image/Object/Score
Dance
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