The Routledge Dance Studies Reader by A. Carter
Publisher: Routledge | Number Of Pages: 316 | Publication Date: 1998-06-26 | ISBN-10: 0415164478 | PDF | 1 Mb
The Routledge Dance Studies Reader represents the range and diversity of writings on dance from the 1980s and 1990s, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz, South Asian dance and Black dance.
In an enlightening introduction, Alexandra Carter traces the development of dance studies internationally and surveys current debates about the methods and methodologies appropriate to the study of dance. Each section begins with an editorial preface, and features contributions by choreographers, performers, critics and scholars of dance and related disciplinary fields. The sections cover choreography, performance, writing criticism, the place of dance in history and society and analysis of specific dance works. An invaluable introduction to the key dance texts, The Routledge Dance Studies Reader is for anyone interested in enhancing their experience of dance.