Reading Dancing: Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance

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Borrowing from contemporary semiotics and post-structuralist criticism, Foster outlines four models for representation in dance which are illustrated through an analysis of the works of contemporary choreographers and through historical examples beginning with court ballets of the Renaissance.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; Reprint edition (April 22, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520063333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520063334
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Customer Reviews

Crucial text on Modern and Contemporary Dance

 on June 18, 2014
By randomreviewer
I return to Foster’s descriptions of choreography again and again. No one translates movement into language in quite the same way.

Clear and insightful

 on June 20, 2016
By taekwondomom
Clear and insightful book that helps explain different trends in modern dance.

Happy Customer

 on January 31, 2011
By Book Worm
The textbook I ordered was in Perfect condition & cheap compared to other sellers. I had the option to expediate shipment and was suprised to receive it within two business days.

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