Nouvelle Histoire de la danse en Occident - De la Préhistoire à nos jours

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Dance represents a real challenge for historians. As an ephemeral art form, it leaves only partial traces in its wake once it has faded away, and often continues to be forgotten in art historical accounts. In order to fill this gap, Laura Cappelle has brought together twenty-seven of the best international specialists in Western dance, whose work highlights a multiplicity of techniques and practices over the long term, from prehistory to the present day.
From the first indications of danced trances to the modern liberation of the body, from the ballets of the Renaissance to current choreographic creation, this book deciphers movement in the light of the social, cultural and artistic dynamics that have shaped it in the West. Dance is contemporary, classical, Apollonian, Dionysian, political, aesthetic, popular; from the city to the stage, it blurs the boundaries and claims the elevation as well as the grounding, the virtuosity as well as the simplicity.
An essential project to ensure that the fruits of research feed the general culture of dance as well as the understanding of works and practices today, this journey through history is aimed at all audiences.

Author : Laura Cappelle
Editor : Seuil

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