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Lepecki, André

Works: 81 works in 186 publications in 3 languages and 3,333 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Collector
Classifications: GV1588.6, 306.484
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by André Lepecki
Of the presence of the body : essays on dance and performance theory by André Lepecki( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhausting dance : performance and the politics of movement by André Lepecki( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text examines the work of key contemporary choreographers who have transformed the dance scene since the early 1990s in Europe and the USA through their vivid and explicit dialogue with performance art, visual arts and critical theory from the past thirty years, this new generation of choreographers challenge our understanding of dance by exhausting the concept of movement
Dance( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection surveys the choreographic turn in the artistic imagination from the 1950s onwards, and in doing so outlines the philosophies of movement instrumental to the development of experimental dance. By introducing and discussing the concepts of embodiment and corporeality, choreopolitics, and the notion of dance in an expanded field, Dance establishes the aesthetics and politics of dance as a major impetus in contemporary culture. It offers testimonies and writings by influential visual artists whose work has taken inspiration from dance and choreography."--Publisher
Move : choreographing you : art and dance since the 1960s( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Move : choreographing you explores the interaction between visual art and dance since the 1960s. Focusing on visual artists and choreographers who create sculptures and installations that direct the movements of audiences, making them dancers as much as active participants, Move sets out to show that choreography is not merely about the notation of movement on paper or in film, but that it may be equally implied by sculptural works and installations. The publication presents some of the diverse yet interconnected ways that visual art and choreography have come together over the last fifty years
The senses in performance by Sally Banes( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring contributions from some of the leading names in the field, including Richard Schechner and Phillip Zarrilli, this title investigates the role of all five senses in relation to performance, covering essays that examine both Western and non-Western performance, traditional and contemporary
ReMembering the body by Gabriele Brandstetter( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planes of composition : dance, theory, and the global( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Planes of Composition' focuses on how contemporary choreographic strategies initiate new modes of understanding the moving body in its multiple performances: racial, kinetic, political, ethical, and theoretical
Allan Kaprow : 18/6 : 18 happenings in 6 parts, November 9/10/11 2006 by Allan Kaprow( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walk off : Robin Rhode by Robin Rhode( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Move : choreographing you( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Move. Choreographing You explores the fertile cross-currents flowing between contemporary art and dance over the past fifty years. Beginning in the 1960s with Allan Kaprow's Happenings and the collaborative performances created by dancers and artists at New York's Judson Church, Move chronicles a crucial turn in the development of contemporary art, bringing together seminal artists and choreographers. With contributions by leading scholars including André Lepecki, Susan Leigh Foster, Peggy Phelan and Stephanie Rosenthal and over 150 illustrations."
Singularities : dance in the age of performance by André Lepecki( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does the production of performance engage with the fundamental issues of our advanced neo-capitalist age? Andre 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, Jerome 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
Option Tanz : Performance und Politik der Bewegung by André Lepecki( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving without the colonial mirror: Modernity, dance, and nation in the works of Vera Mantero and Francisco Camacho (1985--1997) by André Lepecki( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Section II, "Mirrors," analyzes a solo by Mantero and a group piece by Camacho as choreographic deconstructions of colonial desire. When discussing Mantero's solo, it introduces the notions of "cultural anesthesia" (Allen Feldman) and of "still acts" (Nadia Seremetakis) to show how memories of the colonial war (1961--1974) are inscribed into everydayness. Through the Derridian notion of "adieu," it identifies in one of Camacho's group pieces a critique of colonial nostalgia
Agotar la danza "performance" y política del movimiento by André Lepecki( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the event of performance: Media, embodiment, and politics in the Americas by Marcela Alejandra Fuentes( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dissertation, "In the Event of Performance: Media, Embodiment, and Politics in the Americas" shows how performance--simply understood as embodied, structured behavior--allows new ways of social intervention that challenge previous notions of 'political efficacy.' I explore the way in which, in the Americas, artists and even ordinary citizens are turning to performance as a means to intervene in abusive conditions. The performances studied here work simultaneously online and offline to address transnational issues to transnational audiences. These actions are important sites for a reconsideration of the role of bodily presence and locatedness within online and offline circuits of transmission. The performances studied here--the virtual sit ins by The Electronic Disturbance Theater in collaboration with the Zapatistas, the screen and street performances by the Surveillance Camera Players' (SCP) and Coco Fusco's in response to surveillance control; and the artistic and activist interventions within the Argentinean economic crisis--are paradigmatic examples of cultural production that invite a redefinition of contemporary political action through theories of performance and the politics of embodied behavior. These performances of dissent are core cases for a reconsideration of the role of bodily presence within current democracies. In these actions, simulation, theatricality, and parody are the main tactics through which their agents constitute the 'event' that contests the politics of erasure and subjugation. One of the central contributions of this dissertation has to do with expanding the notion of embodied presence in relation to supposedly disembodied, mediated performance. Through my case studies, I explore the ways in which artists and activists rehearse different renderings of bodily presence in different media in order to not only disturb the conditions of hegemonic power but also to build new instances of political participation. The study of these performances and their corresponding notion of multi-sited and multilayered politics leads us to recognize the way in which not only (material) bodies but also (symbolic) representation prove instrumental in opening up new political strategies and outcomes that extend political gestures beyond identities marked by territorial bonds
Ricanness: The Performance of Time, Bodily Endurance, and Policy by Sandra Ruiz( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In chapter two, I analyze Dolores "Lolita" Lebron Sotomayor's "assault" against Congress from the Capitol visitor gallery in 1954. I argue that her bodily endurance is evidenced in her desire to die and eventual failed performance of death for the independence of Puerto Rico. I also argue that as the all-sacrificing mother for the nation and femme fatale, she disturbs traditional gender roles
Odissi dance: Paratopic performances of gender, state, and nation by Anurima Banerji( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation traces the transformation of Odissi, a South Asian classical dance style, from its historical role as a regional artistic and ritual practice to its modern incarnation as national spectacle, with a focus on the state's regulation of the dance form and performances of gender embedded within it. Using an interdisciplinary approach that brings together social history, political theory, and dance and performance studies, this project explores three key themes: the idea of the state as a choreographic agent; the performance of "extraordinary genders" (those identities and acts that lie outside everyday norms); and the original concept of the "paratopia"--A space of alterity produced by performance - to explore how Odissi challenges dominant cultural imperatives
Impure movement (mundane body techniques in 20th century American choreography) by MJ Thompson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter I: Walking examines the everyday as mimetic and bound to acting in Katherine Dunham's Cakewalk (1942), showing how she parlayed "folk" material onstage into a multi-valent dance performance that blended popular appeal with political bite. Chapter II: Playing argues that Steve Paxton used "natural" movement in his first choreography Proxy (1960) to consider habit, discipline and tradition--the limits of agency--within dance and society. Chapter III: Working analyzes filmmaker Maya Deren's Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946) as a portrait of domestic work, at once arduous and ecstatic, that dramatizes the hidden social relations so often masked in the modern work force. Lastly, Chapter IV: Fucking looks at Bill T. Jones' dance theater of the 1990s, a careful fusion of spoken word and danced movement, for its embrace of the ordinary as body technique, expressive short-hand and concrete political method. By opening up the mundane to a spectrum of techniques, affects and effects, this dissertation contributes to the destabilization of lingering modernist notions of "pure" dance and demonstrates the entwined formal and political concerns that characterize ordinary movement as a theatrical convention
Radical Disappearances: Art, Terror and the Body in Performance by Joseph Shahadi( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dissertation I offer a taxonomy of radical disappearances organized around three themes; 1) The utility of performance as an organizing principle for considering the aesthetics of violent public action; 2) A critique of the use of suicide as a weapon against authoritarian power, as a constellation of performance practices; 3) The ways that acts of performative self-destruction contest hegemonic discourses and structures of power by bringing them into visibility. I suggest that if the presence of racial, ethnic and gendered subjects is deferred by interlaced political and social systems of control--colonialism, patriarchy, orientalism--then it might be performed, and thereby brought into visibility, as absence. It is then possible to overwrite, or, more properly, over-body, the normative dimension of power through a performative act of self-destruction. The name I suggest for this performance strategy is radical disappearance, which is used to make visible the power dynamics of a culture and employed, in its extremis as an act of violent self-destruction
Choreography from the Outside: Dance Experiments in Thinking, Perception, and Language after 1960 by Megan Vineta Nicely( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation advances a definition of choreography as "future writing" and advocates that the perspective of motion--a condition of ongoing change, multiplicity, and experimentation--casts the dancer as choreographer of new futures written and lived out. By suspending known outcomes, moving bodies exceed themselves and dance is carried forward into new territory. Each chapter advances my theory of choreography as future writing by addressing the affective qualities of certain "postmodern" dance artists' performances and practices. I look closely at the post-60s approaches of Trisha Brown, Deborah Hay, and Akira Kasai, addressing how thinking, perception, and language are deployed to disrupt coherent authorship, producing what Gilles Deleuze calls "bodies of sensation"--Connective and generative processes that intensify the present moment
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Of the presence of the body : essays on dance and performance theory
Alternative Names
André Lepecki

André Lepecki Brazilian writer and curator

Lepecki, A. 1965-

Lepecki, André Torres.

Lepecki, André Torres 1965-

Torres Lepecki, André.

Torres Lepecki, André 1965-

레페키, 안드레

English (102)

German (16)

Spanish (5)

Exhausting dance : performance and the politics of movementMove : choreographing you : art and dance since the 1960sThe senses in performanceReMembering the bodyPlanes of composition : dance, theory, and the globalAllan Kaprow : 18/6 : 18 happenings in 6 parts, November 9/10/11 2006Walk off : Robin RhodeMove : choreographing you