Contemporary Choreography: A Critical Reader

2nd Edition

Jo Butterworth, Liesbeth Wildschut

Published December 11, 2017
Textbook - 546 Pages
ISBN 9781138679986 - CAT# Y327536

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Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Contemporary Choreography presents a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and innovative challenges to traditional understandings of dance making.

Contributions from a global range of practitioners and researchers address a spectrum of concerns in the field, organized into seven broad domains:

  • Conceptual and philosophical concerns
  • Processes of making
  • Dance dramaturgy: structures, relationships, contexts
  • Choreographic environments
  • Cultural and intercultural contexts
  • Challenging aesthetics
  • Choreographic relationships with technology.

Including 23 new chapters and 10 updated ones, Contemporary Choreography captures the essence and progress of choreography in the twenty-first century, supporting and encouraging rigorous thinking and research for future generations of dance practitioners and scholars.


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