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Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces

Melanie Kloetzel and Carolyn Pavlik

Abstract

In recent years, site-specific dance has grown in popularity. In the wake of groundbreaking work by choreographers who left traditional performance spaces for other venues, more and more performances are cropping up, on skyscrapers, in alleyways, on trains, on the decks of aircraft carriers, and in myriad other unexpected locations worldwide. In this anthology of site-specific dance, the editors explore the work that choreographers create for non-traditional performance spaces and the thinking behind their creative choices. Combining interviews with and essays by practitioners of site dance, t ... More

Keywords: site-specific dance, choreographers, non-traditional, performance spaces

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034003
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034003.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melanie Kloetzel, editor
University of Calgary

Carolyn Pavlik, editor

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Introduction

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1 Meredith Monk

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2 Joanna Haigood

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3 Stephan Koplowitz

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4 Heidi Duckler

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5 Ann Carlson

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6 Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad

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7 Leah Stein

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8 Marylee Hardenbergh

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9 Eiko Otake

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10 Sally Jacques

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11 Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig

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12 Jo Kreiter

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13 Tamar Rogoff

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14 Martha Bowers

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