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SINGULARITIES: DANCE IN THE AGE OF PERFORMANCE. Andre Lepecki. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. 204 pp. with 19 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2015-47613 ISBN 9781138907713 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 171286. Publisher's description: How does the production of performance engage with the fundamental issues of our advanced neo-capitalist age? Andre Lepecki surveys a decade of experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of 'performance' in the twenty-first century: not just an aesthetic category, but a mode of political power. He demonstrates the enduring ability of performance to critique and subvert this power, examining this relationship through five 'singularities' in contemporary dance: thingness, animality, persistence, darkness, and solidity. Exploring the works of Mette Ingvartsen, Yvonne Rainer, Ralph Lemon, Jerome Bel and others, Lepecki uses his concept of 'singularity' -- the resistance of categorization and aesthetic identification -- to examine the function of dance and performance in political and artistic debate.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Video/Film/Performance, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 171287
Paperbound $39.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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