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Ageing, gender, embodiment and dance : finding a balance

Author: Elisabeth Schwaiger
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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This book explores the nexus between gender, ageing and culture in dancers practicing a variety of genres. It challenges existing cultural norms which equate ageing with bodily decline and draws on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Schwaiger
ISBN: 9780230276406 0230276407
OCLC Number: 748328768
Description: xiii, 213 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Constructing aging, gender and self --
Gendered aging in theatrical dance --
The dancers speak --
Dancing between construction and experience --
Dancing the self through aging --
Counter-discourses --
Valuing the mature dancer : cross-cultural perspectives.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Schwaiger.
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'At the beginning of the twenty-first century, mature movement artists such as Kazuo Ohno, Anna Halprin, Carmen De Lavallade, and Liz Lerman's 'Dancers of the Third Age' company have amazed audiences Read more...

 
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