Performative body spaces : corporeal topographies in literature, theatre, dance, and the visual arts /

"The human body as cultural object always has and is a performing subject, which binds the political with the theatrical, shows the construction of ethnicity and technology, unveils private and public spaces, transgresses race and gender, and finally becomes a medium that overcomes the borders...

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Bibliographic Details
Corporate Author: Body Spaces, Corporeal Topographies in Literature, Theatre, Dance, and the Visual Arts
Other Authors: Hallensleben, Markus
Format: Conference Proceeding Book
Published: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, ©2010.
Series:Critical studies (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; v. 33.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: performative body spaces / Markus Hallensleben
  • Metaphors of dancing and the human body in Nazi concentration camps / Bożena Karwowska
  • From dance under the swastika to movement education: a study of embodied culture / Patricia Vertinsky
  • Political body spaces in the performances of William Forsythe / Gabriele Brandstetter
  • Reading skin signs: decoding skin as the fluid boundary between self and other in Yoko Tawada / Jeremy Redlich
  • The body in space: layers of gender in Japanese classical dance / Colleen Lanki
  • Counter-narrativity and corporeality in Kishida Rio's Ito Jigoku / Yasuko Ikeuchi
  • The absence of voices in the theatre space: Ku Nauka's production of Medea / Eiichiro Hirata
  • Staging culture- staging nature: Polynesian performance as nature and nature as performance in Hawaii / Sabine Wilke
  • Moving through fashion in nineteenth-century France / Sima Godfrey
  • Reading bodies: female secrecy and sexuality in the works of Renoir and Degas / Kathryn Brown
  • Corporeal topographiess of the image zone: from Oskar Kokoschka's murder of metaphor to Georges Bataille's acéphale / Rainer Rumold
  • Somatechnics and makeover reality TV: the symbiotic viewer/participant relationship / Beth Pentney
  • The body as object: from body image to meta-body / Robert Pritchard
  • Touched: organization, control and emergence in choreographed performace systems / Henry Daniel.