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Talk about Contemporary Dance

Talk about Contemporary Dance


Phillipe Noisette

ISBN 9782080301703

This well illustrated and comprehensive introduction to contemporary dance explores the discipline from opera to hip-hop and from circus skills to fashion. A chronology of the key dates in the history of dance, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, provides context on how the art form has evolved over time. There are profiles of thirty influential contemporary dance exponents and choreographers—from Merce Cunningham to William Forsythe, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker to Akram Khan, and Trisha Brown to Pina Bausch. Also includes a chronology and a glossary.

Richly illustrated throughout, 256 pages, 230 x 190mm, softcover with flaps, packed with useful and interesting material that is suitable for both an introduction to the field and deeper research.