The aging body in dance
What does it mean to be able to move?
The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility.
Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and performance, including studies of choreographers, dancers and directors from Yvonne Rainer, Martha Graham, Anna Halprin and Roemeo Castellucci to Kazuo Ohno and Kikuo Tomoeda. They draw a fascinating comparison between youth-oriented Western cultures and dance cultures like Japan’s, where aging performers are celebrated as part of the country’s living heritage.
The first cross-cultural study of its kind, The Aging Body in Dance offers a vital resource for scholars and practitioners interested in global dance cultures and their differing responses to the world's aging population.
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edited by Nanako Nakajima und Gabriele Brandstetter
London and New York, Routledge Taylor & Francis
The aching body in dance / Yvonne Rainer, Dance is the metaphor of life: abstraction, ritual and utopia - the foundation of contemporary dance / Johannes Odenthal, The flower of old age / Tamotsu Watanabe, The perverse satisfaction of gravity / Ann Cooper Albright, Dancing the non/fictional body / Jess Curtis, Silent Rhythm: a reflection on the aging, changing body, and sensory impairment as a source of creativity and inspiration / Kaite O-Reilly, Somatic politics: community dance and aging dance / Petra Kuppers, Dance and aging: Anna Halprin dancing Eros at the end of life / Janice Ross, Yoshito Ohno's Fugures of Life / Nanako Nakajima
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First published 2017, xiv,180 Seiten : Illustrationen
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