Dance and Politics

Dance and Politics Moving Beyond Boundaries

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Synopsis

This book examines the political power of dance, particularly its transgressive potential. Focusing on readings of dance pioneers Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham, Gumboots dancers in the gold mines of South Africa, the One Billion Rising movement, dabke in Palestine and dance as a protest against human rights abuse in Israel, the book explores moments in which the form succeeds in transgressing politics as articulated in words. Close readings and critical analysis grounded in radical democratic theory combine to show how interpreting political dance as 'interruption' can unsettle conceptions of both politics and dance.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526105141
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.4846
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 1 online resource (144 ).
Weight: 322g
Height: 149mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 16mm