This book gathers key writings on choreography across the French, U.S., and international dance scenes since the turn of the century. It traces the ways in which contemporary dance has become a site for vital experiments on questions of the body, identity, belonging, knowledge economies, and globalization. This dynamic and wide-ranging collection maps the numerous exchanges between Francophone and Anglophone performance cultures and critical thought. Many of the texts included in this volume are translated into English for the first time.
Published in conjunction with DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas, presented in New York from May 1st to May 18, 2014.
Texts by Alexandra Baudelot, Michel Bernard, Jérôme Bel, Dominique Brun, Jonathan Burrows, Boris Charmatz, Yvane Chapuis, Bojana Cveji?, Anne Collod, Franz Anton Cramer, Mark Franko, Isabelle Ginot, Laurent Goumarre, Miguel Gutierrez, Simon Hecquet, Jenn Joy, Bojana Kunst, Isabelle Launay, Ralph Lemon, André Lepecki, Xavier Le Roy, Laurence Louppe, Boyan Manchev, Erin Manning, Julie Perrin, Chantal Pontbriand, Céline Roux, Noémie Solomon, Mårten Spångberg, Myriam Van Imschoot, Christophe Wavelet.