Edited By Alexandra Kolb
Topics covered range across the political spectrum: from dance tendencies under fascism to the use of choreography for revolutionary socialist ends; from the capacity of dance to reflect the modern market economy to its function in campaigns for peace and justice. The book also contains a comprehensive introduction to the relations between dance and politics.
12 Politicizing Dance: Cultural Policy Discourses in the UK and Germany
Introduction: Politics and Performing Arts Policies in the UK and Germany
In their introduction to Dance Discourses, Susanne Franco and Marina Nordera regard the keyword ‘politics’ as opening
… a wide field of investigation that ranges from the relationships of the dancers with political and cultural institutions, to the communication, performance, and reception of a dance work, to the ways in which dance connects with the individual, the collective, society, the state, and power. (Franco & Nordera 2007: 4)
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