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Fifty Contemporary Choreographers : Routledge Key Guides - Martha Bremser

Fifty Contemporary Choreographers

Routledge Key Guides

By: Martha Bremser (Editor), Lorna Sanders (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th July 1999
ISBN: 9780415103633
Number Of Pages: 240

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Covering today's most important modern, ballet, contemporary and post-modern choreographers in Europe and North America, this unique guide is a valuable quick reference for students and critics, dancers and general readers in love with dance.
Each entry includes a biographical section, a chronological list of works, a detailed bibliography and a critical essay. In entries on choreographers such as Richard Alston, Pina Bausch, Laurie Booth, Christopher Bruce, Jonathan Burrows, Michael Clarke, Merce Cunningham, Anna Theresa De Keersmaeker, Eiko and Koma, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylain, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp and other leading figures, readers can easily locate each choreographer's style and influence within the development of contemporary theatre dance, and swiftly discern the essential facts in his or her career.

"[A]n impressive array of thirty-one contributors... The exemplary Introduction provided by Deborah Jowitt, amounts to a concise overview of modern dance and other movements, such as post modern dance, which are often included within that convenient, early 20th century term. A glance at the Table of Contents indicates the dazzling range of diversity among the choreographers selected for publication. [A] researcher seeking solid information on Mats Ek, Karole Armitage or Lar Lubovitch will find answers to immediate questions and guides to deeper study. This well-organized guide will find a welcome place in any reference collection devoted to the performing arts, and as television and videos make dance more accessible, reference librarians in general situations might be approached by patrons wanting to know more about Mark Morris or Matthew Bourne. "Fifty Contemporary Choreographers provides the answers. It's a gem and one that responds to a real need.." -"Broadside "Their essays offer cogent, incisive analyses of a choreographer's work. Although a reference book "Fifty Contemporary Choreographers is well worth reading straight through for a concise overview of the state of British, American, and Western European dance today. This work is recommended for collections with an interest in contemporary dance.." -"American Reference Books Annual, 2000

Contributorsp. vii
Editor's Notep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Richard Alstonp. 13
Lea Andersonp. 18
Karole Armitagep. 21
Pina Bauschp. 25
Laurie Boothp. 29
Matthew Bournep. 34
Trisha Brownp. 37
Christoper Brucep. 42
Jonathan Burrowsp. 47
Rosemary Butcherp. 51
Carolyn Carlsonp. 55
Lucinda Childsp. 58
Michael Clarkp. 63
Robert Cohanp. 68
Merce Cunninghamp. 72
Siobhan Daviesp. 77
Anne Teresa De Keersmaekerp. 84
Laura Deanp. 88
Douglas Dunnp. 93
Eiko and Komap. 97
Mats Ekp. 100
Garth Faganp. 103
Eliot Feldp. 106
William Forsythep. 110
Jean-Claude Gallottap. 115
David Gordonp. 118
Bill T. Jonesp. 123
James Kudelkap. 128
Jiri Kylianp. 133
Daniel Larrieup. 139
Murray Louisp. 141
Lar Lubovitchp. 145
Maguy Marinp. 150
Susan Marshallp. 153
Bebe Millerp. 156
Meredith Monkp. 159
Mark Morrisp. 164
Graeme Murphyp. 169
Lloyd Newsonp. 173
Robert Northp. 176
Kazuo Ohnop. 180
Steve Paxtonp. 184
Stephen Petroniop. 189
Pilobolusp. 192
Ian Spinkp. 196
Elizabeth Strebp. 201
Kei Takeip. 204
Paul Taylorp. 207
Glen Tetleyp. 212
Twyla Tharpp. 217
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ISBN: 9780415103633
ISBN-10: 0415103630
Series: Routledge Key Guides
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 8th July 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1