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Dancing Bodies, Living Histories

New Writings about Dance and Culture

edited by Lisa Doolittle & Anne Flynn

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Dancing Bodies, Living Histories highlights significant new directions in dance studios, showing how dance leaps across disciplinary boundaries and divisions between the academe and cultural practice. Touching upon history, cultural studies, film and queer studies, Dancing Bodies links dance to other studies in the humanities and social sciences."Dancing Bodies, Living Histories stages a set of illuminating connections between cultural theory and dancing practices, examining the body in an exhilarating range of performances. The volume interrogates choreography as a theorizing of identity, racial, gendered, and classed, and it elucidates power relations within and surrounding dancing."-Susan Leigh Foster, University of California.

About the Authors
Lisa Doolittle is a professor in the Theatre Department at the University of Lethbridge. She initially trained as a contemporary dancer and worked as an independent dancer/choreographer and multidisciplinary artist in Canada and Italy. At Wesleyan University, where she obtained her MALS in movement studies, her research on fitness and female bodies focused on movement as an enculturation process. She was a co-founder of the internationally distributed Dance Connection magazine and was a contributing editor for five years. She currently curates an ongoing dance and physical theatre performance series, which integrates visiting professional artists into the academic curriculum. Her publications focus on Canadian dance, intercultural performance, and theatre for social change.
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Lisa Doolittle is a professor in the Theatre Department at the University of Lethbridge. She initially trained as a contemporary dancer and worked as an independent dancer/choreographer and multidisciplinary artist in Canada and Italy. At Wesleyan University, where she obtained her MALS in movement studies, her research on fitness and female bodies focused on movement as an enculturation process. She was a co-founder of the internationally distributed Dance Connection magazine and was a contributing editor for five years. She currently curates an ongoing dance and physical theatre performance series, which integrates visiting professional artists into the academic curriculum. Her publications focus on Canadian dance, intercultural performance, and theatre for social change.
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Editorial Review

"Dancing Bodies, Living Histories stages a set of illuminating connections between cultural theory and dancing practices, examining the body in an exhilarating range of performances."--Susan Leigh Foster, Professor, University of California* Editors awarded the Gertrude Lippincott Award for best article on dance in 2000 from the Society of Dance History Scholars "The resulting volume boldly challenges readers to think beyond the traditional boundaries of scholarly disciplines and definitions to show how dancing bodies have evinced cultural ideology and practices throughout history." - Allana Lindgren, Theatre Research in Canada

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