Singularities - Dance in the Age of Performance

Author(s): Andre Lepecki

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How does the production of performance engage with the fundamental issues of our advanced neo-capitalist age?


Andr Lepecki surveys a decade of experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of 'performance' in the twenty-first century: not just an aesthetic category, but a mode of political power. He demonstrates the enduring ability of performance to critique and subvert this power, examining this relationship through five 'singularities' in contemporary dance: thingness, animality, persistence, darkness, and solidity.


Exploring the works of Mette Ingvartsen, Yvonne Rainer, Ralph Lemon, J r me Bel and others, Lepecki uses his concept of 'singularity'--the resistance of categorization and aesthetic identification--to examine the function of dance and performance in political and artistic debate.


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General Fields

  • : 9781138907713
  • : Routledge
  • : Routledge
  • : June 2016
  • : 1.2 Centimeters X 15.8 Centimeters X 23.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andre Lepecki
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 700
  • : 204