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Critical Shade: The Angular Logics of Black Appearance

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter revisits key debates over documentation and authenticity in the emergence of queer studies, which it considers through the work of a contemporary choreographer who engages in a process ... More


Queer Dance in Three Acts

thomas f. defrantz

in Queer Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199377329
eISBN:
9780199377350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter considers three dimensions of a queer dance ontology: being, doing, and making. The tri-parte exploration assumes that there is something called queer, and it can be done, and made, as ... More


Queer Dance

Clare Croft (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199377329
eISBN:
9780199377350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Queer Dance argues that dance has a particular charge in the larger field of queer activism and study because it emphasizes and offers language for how public, physical action can be a force of ... More


Women Dancing Otherwise: The Queer Feminism of Gu Jiani’s

Emily E. Wilcox

in Queer Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199377329
eISBN:
9780199377350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

In twenty-first-century urban Chinese contemporary dance, gender and female sexuality are often constructed in ways that reinforce patriarchal and heterosexual social norms. Although “queer dance” as ... More


Aunty Fever: A Queer Impression

Kareem Khubchandani

in Queer Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199377329
eISBN:
9780199377350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

This essay attends to origin stories of queerness and dance from the author’s younger years, to suggest that his contemporary manifestations of queer dance emerge from contexts that may not ... More


Expressing Life Through Loss: On Queens That Fall with a Freak Technique

Anna Martine Whitehead

in Queer Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199377329
eISBN:
9780199377350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the relationship between blackness, queer vulnerability, and the mechanics of movement and dance. It uses anecdotes to make an argument for downward movement and concaveness as ... More


RMW (A) & RMW from the Inside Out

Jennifer Monson

in Queer Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199377329
eISBN:
9780199377350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Dance

The essay uses poetic, descriptive, and conceptual writing approaches to articulate how the choreographic strategies of RMW(A) & RMW emerged from their historical and political contexts. The work ... More


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