This succinct and engaging text explores the interdependence between theatre and dance. Making a compelling case for the significance of resisting genre distinctions in the arts, Kate Elswit demonstrates why and how the...Show More
This succinct and engaging text explores the interdependence between theatre and dance. Making a compelling case for the significance of resisting genre distinctions in the arts, Kate Elswit demonstrates why and how the ampersand between theatre and dance needs to be understood as the rule, rather than the exception. This illuminating guide focuses on the interconnected ecosystems of practice that constitute performance history, the expansion of theatre and dance forms on contemporary North American and European stages, and the disciplinary methods that scholars use today to understand such practices, both past and present.
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- Contains five case studies exploring recent performances that unpick the intersections between theatre and dance
- Situates individual histories, contemporary practices, and scholarly methods within a broader performance context
- Offers strategies for working between the disciplines
“Theatre,” “&,” “Dance”.- Interlude: Participatory Theatre Does Dance Marathons.- Interconnected Histories.- Interlude: Verbatim Theatre Does Bharatanatyam.- Expanding Forms.- Interlude: Dance History Does Greek Tragic Drama.- Overlapping Methods.- Interlude: Downtown Dance Does Musical Theatre.- Conclusion.- Outrolude: European Dance Theatre does European Vernacular Dance and Theatre
A brilliantly lucid account of the tangled histories and contemporary partnership of theatre and dance. – Susan Manning, Northwestern University, USA.
The ideal guide to the complex entanglements of theatre and dance. A distillation of Elswit's expertise, broad in scope and rich in elegantly formulated insights. – Nicholas Ridout, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
The book was excellent ... If you work in a department of Theatre and Dance and you have an annual department retreat, I do think everyone should buy this book and read it and talk about it together. – On TAP Podcast.
Theatre & Dance is an endlessly useful book […] Elswit’s text manages the difficult task of distilling with energy, clarity, and insight an interdisciplinary and often contentious conversation about performance histories, aesthetics, and practices. – Ariel Nereson, University at Buffalo, SUNY in Theatre Survey (2019)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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- Media and Everyday Life Tim Markham
- Understanding Film Theory Ruth Doughty, Christine Etherington-Wright
- Theatre and Sexuality Jill Dolan, Tim Miller
- Theatre and Politics Joe Kelleher
- Theatre and Dance Kate Elswit
- Theatre and Festivals Keren Zaiontz
- Sex, Suffrage and the Stage Leslie Hill
- Theatre and Audience Lois Weaver, Helen Freshwater
- Theatre Management Anthony Rhine
- Theatre and Feminism Kim Solga