European Dance since 1989: Communitas and the Other

European Dance since 1989: Communitas and the Other

By: Joanna Szymajda (editor)Paperback

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This edited collection charts the development of contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe since the literal and symbolic revolutions of 1989. Central Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries were a major presence in dance - particularly theatrical dance - throughout the twentieth century. With the fragmentation of traditional structures in the final decade of the century came a range of aesthetic and ideological responses from dance practitioners. These ranged from attempts to reform classical ballet to struggles for autonomy from the state, and the nature of each was influenced by a set of contexts and circumstances particular to each country. Each contribution covers the strategies of a different country's dance practitioners, using a similar structure in order to invite comparisons. In general, they address: Historical context, showing the roots of contemporary dance forms The socio-political climates that influenced emerging companies and forms The relationships between aesthetic exploration and institutional patronage The practitioners who were central to the development of dance in each country A diagnosis of the current state of the art and how it has come about The book's main through-line is the concept of community, and how all of the different approaches that it documents have in some way engaged with this notion, consciously or otherwise. This can take the form of oppositional relationships, institutional formations, or literally, in identifiable communities of dancers and choreographers.

Contents

Introduction (editorial) - Joanna Szymajda Text written in Polish, English translation: Soren Gauger Introduction (theoretical) - Ramsay Burt Text written in English, Polish translation: Maria Kwiecien 1. The Polish periphery in 'native' Europe: towards the institutionalisation of dance - Anna Krolica Text written in Polish, English translation: Soren Gauger 2. Toward autonomy and professionalization: the process of negotiating the identity of Polish dance - Julia Hoczyk Text written in Polish, English translation: Soren Gauger 3. Not quite - not right: Eastern/Western dance (on contemporary dance in Serbia) - Ana Vujanovic Text written in English, Polish translation: Artur Zapalowski 4. Evacuate the area: zero space - Mihaela Michailov English translation: Vlad A. Arghir, Polish translation: Artur Zapalowski 5. Transformations of the dancing body in Estonian contemporary dance - Heili Einasto Text written in English, Polish translation: Artur Zapalowski 6. The present absence: approaches to dance and choreography in Slovenian contemporary dance - Bojana Kunst English translation: Urska Zajec, Polish translation: Artur Zapalowski 7. Contemporary dance in Lithuania - Vita Mozuraite Text written in English, Polish translation: Artur Zapalowski 8. Communitas and the other - on Hungarian (contemporary) dance after 1989 - Annamaria Szoboszlai Text written in English, Polish translation: Artur Zapalowski 9. Czech dance: from amnesia to emancipation - Jana Navratova Polish translation: Magdalena Stojowska, English translation: Soren Gauger 10. Russian contemporary dance - Natalia Kuryumova Polish translation: Agnieszka Sowinska, English translation: Soren Gauger 11. Body, identity and community: dance in Bulgaria after 1989 - Mira Todorova Text written in English, Polish translation: Artur Zapalowski 12. Let's work (differently)! 6MONTHS1LOCATION and the resonances between production, labor, thought, dance, and community - Stefan Apostolou-Hoelscher Text written in English, Polish translation: Artur Zapalowski

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  • ISBN13: 9780415832137
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 386
  • ID: 9780415832137
  • weight: 592
  • ISBN10: 0415832136

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