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Taking the Lead: The Male Dancer

Julia A. Ericksen

in Dance With Me: Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722664
eISBN:
9780814722855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722664.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores how male ballroom dancers develop a dancing identity and learn to mesh it with their sense of masculinity. More specifically, it examines how male dancers learn to create the ... More


Hip Hop as Postcolonial Representation: Farid Berki’s Invisible Armada and Exodust

Felicia McCarren

in French Moves: The Cultural Politics of le hip hop

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939954
eISBN:
9780199347353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939954.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 3 considers how hip hop choreographies express this cultural difference in France. This dance has been “used” for integration under the banner of its universalism, serving as a visible ... More


Dance Identity

Anna Pakes

in Choreography Invisible: The Disappearing Work of Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199988211
eISBN:
9780190071448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199988211.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 7 examines dance works’ repeatability, that is, their capacity to appear in/through multiple (and potentially quite diverse) performance events. The philosophical problem of identity is ... More


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


Drowning in Swan Lakes

Anna Pakes

in Choreography Invisible: The Disappearing Work of Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199988211
eISBN:
9780190071448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199988211.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

The chapter continues the discussion of dance identity, examining the problem posed by a specific case, the ballet Swan Lake. This ballet is often invoked in the existing philosophical literature on ... More


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