Anglais Talk about contemporary dance (édition en anglais)

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This engaging and unpretentious introduction explores the discipline in all its facets, from opera ballet to hip hop to modern flamenco; as well as the influences that shape it, from the circus, to fashion, to the visual arts. A glossary of key words gives meaning to the jargon, and the reader is invited to identify personal tastes for concepts from minimalism to virtuality. 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. As contemporary dance breaks down borders and mixes genres, this book shatters preconceptions that contemporary dance is highbrow, that it is more a sport than an art, that it is performed bynon-professionals, and that it has no real stars.
A chapter is devoted to illustrated profiles of contemporary dance's thirty most influential exponents and choreographers-from Akram Khan to Merce Cunningham, and Trisha Brown to Pina Bausch. A list of dance venues, companies, and festivals, and a selected bibliography complete this valuable resource; the only book of its kind currently available.

Rayons : Arts et spectacles > Arts du spectacle

  • Auteur(s)

    Philippe Noisette

  • Éditeur


  • Distributeur

    Union Distribution

  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    256 Pages

  • Longueur

    23 cm

  • Largeur

    19 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.7 cm

  • Poids

    762 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Philippe Noisette

Philippe Noisette est journaliste. Il collabore régulièrement aux pages culturelles de Paris Match, Marie France et au mensuel Danser. Il est l'auteur de Rendez-vous d'Amour à Paris ( 2000) et du Corps et la danse (2005), aux Éditions de La Martinière.