(Re)Positioning Site Dance

Local Acts, Global Perspectives

Edited by Karen Barbour, Vicky Hunter, and Melanie Kloetzel

(Re)Positioning Site Dance

Edited by Karen Barbour, Vicky Hunter, and Melanie Kloetzel

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

300 pages | 49 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2019
Cloth $98.50 ISBN: 9781783209989 Published July 2019

Site-based dance performance and sited movement explorations implicate dance makers, performers, and audience members in a number of dialogical processes between body, site, and environment. This book aims to articulate international approaches to the making, performing, and theorizing of site-based dance. Drawing on perspectives from three practitioner-academics based in three distinct world regions--Europe, North America, and Oceania--the authors explore a range of practices that engage with socio-cultural, political, ecological, and economic discourses, and demonstrate how these discourses both frame and inform processes of site dance making as well as shape the ways in which such interventions are conceived and evaluated. Intended for artists, scholars, and students, (Re)Positioning Site Dance is an important addition to the theoretical discourse on place and performance in an era of global socio-political and ecological transformation.

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