Geographies of Dance: Body, Movement, and Corporeal Negotiations

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Adam M. Pine, Olaf Kuhlke
Lexington Books, Dec 24, 2013 - Performing Arts - 300 pages
This volume provides a theoretical and practical examination of the relationships between bodies, dance and space. Using ten case studies, it illustrates the symbolic power of dance that is crafted by choreographers and acted out by dancers. The book portrays a multitude of ways in which public and private spaces (stages, buildings, town squares as well as natural environments) are transformed and made meaningful by dance. Furthermore, it explores the meaning of dance as emotionally experienced by dancers, and examines how movement in certain spaces creates meaning without the use of words or symbols.
 

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Contents

Corporeal Negotiations in the Works of Torontos Contemporary Bharatanatyam Choreographers
1
Local Conflict and Spaces of Exotic Dance in Portland Oregon
21
Contemporary Dance of Los Angeles Steps Outside Postmodernism and into NeoModernismwithaTwist
47
The Emotional Politics of Marginality Reinvention Embodied Memory and All That Cape Jazz
75
Chapter 5 Social Dance as Social Space
101
Geopolitics Social Ordering and MeaningMaking in American and Improvisational Tribal Style Dance
115
Dance and Learning to Learn in Northwest Alaska
137
Chapter 8 Dance Architecture and Space in the Making
159
Networks Nodes and Navigation the Varied Flight Paths of Bird Brain Dance
175
Body Embodiment Religion and Nationality
191
Conclusion Embodied Movement Agency and the Negotiation of Space
207
Bibliography
213
Index
239
About the Contributors
243
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Adam M. Pine is assistant professor of geography and Director of the Urban and Regional Studies program at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Olaf Kuhlke is associate professor of geography and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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