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TitleThe aging body in dance : a cross-cultural perspective
Author edited by Nanako Nakajima and Gabriele Brandstetter
ImprintAbingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
Descript xiv, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

SUMMARY

The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility. Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and performance, including studies of choreographers, dancers and directors from Yvonne Rainer, Martha Graham, Anna Halprin and Roemeo Castellucci to Kazuo Ohno and Kikuo Tomoeda. They draw a fascinating comparison between youth-oriented Western cultures and dance cultures like Japan's, where aging performers are celebrated as part of the country's living heritage. The first cross-cultural study of its kind, The Aging Body in Dance offers a vital resource for scholars and practitioners interested in global dance cultures and their differing responses to the world's aging population


CONTENT

Pt. I. The aging body in the late twentieth century : American postmodern dance, German dance, and Japanese dance -- pt. II. Alternative danceability : dis/ability and Euro-American performance -- pt. III. Aging and body politics in contemporary dance -- pt. IV. Perspectives of interweaving


Dance -- Social aspects Dance -- Cross-cultural studies Dance -- Physiological aspects Aging -- Social aspects Human body -- Social aspects

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