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Dramaturgy in Motion - (Studies in Dance History) by Katherine Profeta (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Performing Arts

Sub-Genre: Dance

Series Title: Studies in Dance History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Book theme: Choreography & Dance Notation

Author: Katherine Profeta

Language: English

TCIN: 77759560
UPC: 9780299305949
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-1447


Dramaturgy in Motion innovatively examines the work of the dramaturg in contemporary dance and movement performance. Katherine Profeta, a working dramaturg for more than fifteen years, shifts the focus from asking "Who is the dramaturg?" to "What does the dramaturg think about?"
Profeta explores five arenas for the dramaturg's attention-text and language, research, audience, movement, and interculturalism. Drawing on her extended collaboration with choreographer and visual artist Ralph Lemon, she grounds her thinking in actual rehearsal-room examples and situates practice within theoretical discourse about contemporary dramaturgy. Moving between theory and practice, word and movement, question and answer until these distinctions blur, she develops the foundational concept of dramaturgical labor as a quality of motion.
Dramaturgy in Motion will be invaluable to practitioners and scholars interested in the processes of creating contemporary dance and movement performance-particularly artists wondering what it might be like to collaborate with a dramaturg and dramaturgs wondering what it might be like to collaborate on movement performance. The book will also appeal to those intrigued by the work of Lemon and his collaborators, to which Profeta turns repeatedly to unfold the thorny questions and rich benefits of dramaturgical labor.
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