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Dance and the Body in Western Theatre : 1948 to the Present (Paperback) (Sabine Sorgel)

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The mid to late twentieth century has been widely regarded as the century of the body, when philosophers, cultural critics, sociologists, and theatre historians spent inordinate amounts of time and energy locating, dissecting, and celebrating the body in performance. While the body appears in almost all cultural discourses, it is nowhere as visible or as exposed as in dance and yet dance is rarely considered in theatre histories. This book captures the resurgence of the dancing body in the aftermath of World War Two. Thought-provoking and easy to follow, the text provides students with several key phenomenological, kinaesthetic and psychological concepts relevant to both theatre and dance studies. Photographs and study questions feature at the end of each chapter, providing context for students and a starting point for further research.

The mid to late twentieth century has been widely regarded as the century of the body, when philosophers, cultural critics, sociologists, and theatre historians spent inordinate amounts of time and energy locating, dissecting, and celebrating the body in performance. While the body appears in almost all cultural discourses, it is nowhere as visible or as exposed as in dance and yet dance is rarely considered in theatre histories. This book captures the resurgence of the dancing body in the aftermath of World War Two. Thought-provoking and easy to follow, the text provides students with several key phenomenological, kinaesthetic and psychological concepts relevant to both theatre and dance studies. Photographs and study questions feature at the end of each chapter, providing context for students and a starting point for further research.

Number of Pages: 223
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Sabine Sorgel
Language: English
Street Date: September 25, 2015
TCIN: 46761466
UPC: 9781137034878
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-7216
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