Performance Research Volume 13 Issue 1

On Choreography

Issue editors: Ric Allsopp & André Lepecki

ISBN: 978-0-415-49439

In the contexts of European performance arts in particular, choreography as a term and as a field of activity has shifted radically since the 1990s. Stable and historical definitions of choreography, as inscriptions of movement characterized through compositional approaches to bodily movement in time and space, have moved towards choreographic approaches that question such normative relationships between movement, composition and the production of dance, and expand the notion of choreography as an art that includes a wider range of conceptual tools, materials and strategies. A shift towards the conceptualization of choreography in terms other than or additional to the arrangement of bodily movement has produced a range of performance work that suggests that choreography is a field of contemporary arts practice that provides not only vectors for new forms of trans-disciplinary arts research but also a locus for questioning the orthodoxies of contemporary art work and practice. Through this work choreography can now be seen to invoke, recuperate and incorporate other forms of cultural practice (both historical and contemporary).

Editorial: On Choreography

Ric Allsopp, André Lepecki

pp. 1 - 6

Dance in General or Choreographing the Public, Making Assemblages

Rudi Laermans

pp. 7 - 14

The Makings of … Production and Practice of the Self in Choreography: The Case of Vera Mantero and Guests

Bojana Bauer

pp. 15 - 22

The Choreography of the Pedestrian

Elizabeth Dempster

pp. 23 - 28

Where is the Space of Choreography? [artist’s pages]

Eleanor Bowen

pp. 29 - 34

The Movement of Embodied Thought The Representational Game of the Stage Zero of Signification in Jérôme Bel

Una Bauer

pp. 35 - 41

Jérôme Bel : An Interview

Una Bauer

pp. 42 - 48

How Do You Want to Say Goodbye? A Choreography for a Last Performance

Lin Hixson

pp. 49 - 54

Notes on Choreography

Sally Gardner

pp. 55 - 60

Petrified? Some Thoughts on Practical Research and Dance Historiography

Kate Elswit

pp. 61 - 69

My Private Bio-Politics: A Performance on a Paper Floor

Saša Asentic, Ana Vujanović

pp. 70 - 78

Privacy in accordance with BADco’s Memories are made of this …

Mårten Spångberg

pp. 79 - 84

This Side of the Gathering The Movement of Acting Collectively: Ligna’s Radioballett

Kai Van Eikels

pp. 85 - 98

Frau Fiber and the Synchronized Sewing Squad : Political Theory and Choreographing Labour

Myron M. Beasley

pp. 99 - 104

Infinite Field: Dance Drawing [artist’s pages]

Barbara Neri

pp. 105 - 108

Troika Ranch : Making New Connections A Deleuzian Approach to Performance and Technology

Susan Broadhurst

pp. 109 - 117

After Choreography

Johannes Birringer

pp. 118 - 122

The Choreography of Singularity and Difference And Then by Eszter Salamon

Ana Vujanović

pp. 123 - 130

Choreographic Resources Agents, Archives, Scores and Installations

Scott deLahunta, Norah Zuniga Shaw

pp. 131 - 133

Review Essay: The Wooster Group: Hamlet, or the Tragic of the Surface

Katia Arfara

pp. 134 - 137

Book Reviews

Fiona Wilkie, Christopher T. Matsos

pp. 138 - 140

Notes on Contributors

pp. 141 - 142