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Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Frédéric Pouillaude

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

There is no archive or museum of human movement where choreographies can be collected and conserved in pristine form. The central consequence of this is the incapacity of philosophy and aesthetics to ... More


Negotiating Choreography, Letter, and Law in William Forsythe

Gerald Siegmund

in New German Dance Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036767
eISBN:
9780252093869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036767.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter considers William Forsythe, an artist whose intellectual choreographies form a unique—and uniquely successful—part of Germany's dance culture. First, it takes a closer look at the ... More


Imagining the Dancing Machine

Kate Elswit

in Watching Weimar Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199844814
eISBN:
9780199376056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844814.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter asks how human dancers, who never overtly incorporated technology as medium or thematic content, came to be seen as half-machine in much of the written commentary that surrounded their ... More


The Labors of Michael Jackson: Transitional Deindustriality, Dance, and Virtuous(o) Work

Judith Hamera

in Unfinished Business: Michael Jackson, Detroit, and the Figural Economy of American Deindustrialization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199348589
eISBN:
9780199348619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199348589.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, Dance

Chapter 1 establishes Michael Jackson’s deindustriality, which is too frequently ignored in favor of white artists like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever or Bruce Springsteen. Jackson is the ... More


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