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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Theatre and Dance

ISBN 9781137605740
Publication Date November 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Theatre And

Why theatre and dance?

Making a compelling case for the significance of resisting genre distinctions in the arts, Kate Elswit demonstrates why and how the interdependence between theatre and dance needs to be understood as the rule, rather than the exception. This illuminating text focuses on the interconnected ecosystems of practice that constitute performance history, the expansion of theatre and dance forms on contemporary North American and European stages, and the disciplinary methods that scholars use today to understand such practices, both past and present. 

Kate Elswit is Reader in Theatre and Performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK, and author of Watching Weimar Dance (2014). She has won four major awards for scholarly publications―the Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize from the Congress on Research in Dance, the Gertrude Lippincott Award from the Society of Dance History Scholars, the Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize from the American Society for Theatre Research, and honorable mention for the Joe A. Callaway Prize.

“Theatre,” “&,” “Dance”.- Interlude: Participatory Theatre Does Dance Marathons.- Interconnected Histories.- Interlude: Verbatim Theatre Does Bharatanatyam.- Expanding Forms.- Interlude: Dance History Does Greek Tragic Drama.- Overlapping Methods.- Interlude: Downtown Dance Does Musical Theatre.- Conclusion.- Outrolude: European Dance Theatre does European Vernacular Dance and Theatre


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