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.
List of Figures ix Acknowledgements xi About this Book xiii Alexandra Kolb 1 Cross-Currents of Dance and Politics: An Introduction 1 Part I Choreographing the Revolution 37 Roger copeland 2 The Death of the Choreographer 39 Johann Kresnik 3 ‘Theatre has to become political again…’ Interview by Alexandra Kolb 67 Alexandra Kolb 4 Terror without End? Choreographing the Red Army Faction and Weather Underground 89 Part II Dance of Enemies 117 Marion kant 5 Death and the Maiden: Mary Wigman in the Weimar Republic 119 vi Gunhild Oberzaucher-Schüller 6 Dramaturgy and Form of the ‘German Ballet’: Examination of a National Socialist Genre 145 Stacey Prickett 7 Dancing the American Dream during World War II 167 Part III Dancers, Rights and Wrongs 193 Naomi M. Jackson 8 Dance and Human Rights 195 Victoria Marks 9 About Not About Iraq 223 Suzanne Little 10 Re-Presenting the Traumatic Real: Douglas Wright’s Black Milk 233 Part IV Dancing to Market Forces 255 Ramsay Burt 11 Performative Intervention and Political Af fect: de Keersmaeker and Sehgal 257 Soo hee lee & Tatjana e. byrne 12 Politicizing Dance: Cultural Policy Discourses in the UK and Germany 281 vii Luke Purshouse 13 Class and Thatcherism in Billy Elliot 305 Notes on Contributors 331 Index 335
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