Intensified Bodies from the Performing Arts in Portugal published

«The singularity of Portuguese performance and dance has been one of the significant forces in much of experimental live art in Europe over the past two decades. This volume, gathering original essays by an impressive array of Portugal’s most distinguished theorists in aesthetics, philosophy of art and performance theory, offers to the specialist and to … Continue reading

Review of Ballet Body Narratives

Angela Pickard’s Ballet Body Narratives: Pain, Pleasure and Perfection in Embodied Identity has been reviewed on Oxford Dance Writers. Please read the review here. Ballet Body Narratives is an ethnographic exploration of the social world of classical ballet and the embodiment of young ballet dancers as they engage in «becoming a dancer» in ballet school … Continue reading

New publication: The Doppelgänger

The Doppelgänger – the double, twin, mirror image or alter ego of someone else – is an ancient and universal theme that can be traced at least as far back as Greek and Roman mythology, but is particularly associated with two areas of study: psychology, and German literature and culture since the Romantic movement. Although … Continue reading

New publication: Ballet Body Narratives

Ballet Body Narratives is an ethnographic exploration of the social world of classical ballet and the embodiment of young ballet dancers as they engage in ‘becoming a dancer’ in ballet school in England. In contrast to the largely disembodied sociological literature of the body, this book places the corporeal body as central to the examination … Continue reading

New publication: ‘Dancing As If Language No Longer Existed’

This book offers a comprehensive study of the role of dance in a wide range of contemporary Irish plays and argues that dance can be perceived as exemplifying the re-embracement of bodily expression by the local culture. The author approaches this issue from a cultural materialist perspective, demonstrating that dance in twentieth-century Ireland was particularly … Continue reading

Author Alexandra Kolb wins award from the Society of Dance History Scholars

We are pleased to announce that Alexandra Kolb, author of Performing Femininity: Dance and Literature in German Modernism and editor of Dance and Politics,  has been awarded the Gertrude Lippincott Award from the Society of Dance History Scholars for her recent article, ‘The Migration and Globalization of Schuhplattler Dance: A Sociological Analysis’. Congratulations to Alexandra! … Continue reading

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