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The Politics of History and Collective Memory in Contemporary Dance

Ramsay Burt

in Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter discusses the recent phenomenon of re-enactment or re-performance of historical modern dance works that were part of a radical avant-garde. Drawing on Walter Benjamin’s idea of the ... More


Virtual Dance and the Politics of Imagining

Ramsay Burt

in Ungoverning Dance: Contemporary European Theatre Dance and the Commons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199321926
eISBN:
9780190456627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321926.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter explores the artistic potential of the virtual in dance performance in discussions of two recent dance pieces—The Visible Men by New Art Club and While We Were Holding It Together, a ... More


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