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Taken by Surprise
A Dance Improvisation Reader
Ann Cooper Albright, ed.; David Gere, ed.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• IMPROVISING BODY, IMPROVISING MIND
• Taken by Surprise: Improvisation in Dance and Mind – Susan Leigh Foster
• Exposed to Gravity – Bruce Curtis o Dance: A Body with a Mind of Its Own – Ruth Zaporah
• The Cutting Edge of Awareness: Reports from the Inside of Improvisation – Kent De Spain

• A DUET WITH POSTMODERN DANCE
• Anna Halprin and Improvisation as Child’s Play: A Search for Innocence – Janice Ross
• Animate Dancing: A Practice in Dance Improvisation – Simone Forti
• Learning to Speak: An Apprenticeship with Simone Forti in Logomotion – Carmela Hermann
• Spontaneous Combustion: Notes on Dance Improvisation from the Sixties to the Nineties – Sally Banes

• EXPANDING THE CANON
• Stepping, Stealing, Sharing, and Daring: Improvisation and the Tap Dance Challenge – Constance Valis Hill
• The Writing on the Wall: Reading Improvisation in Flamenco and Postmodern Dance – Michelle Heffner Hayes
• Improvisation as Participatory Performance: Egungun Masked Dancers in the Yoruba Tradition – Margaret Thompson Drewal
• Against Improvisation: A Postmodernist Makes the Case for Choreography – Victoria Marks
• Multiple Pleasures: Improvisation in Bharatanatyam – Avanthi Meduri

• RECONSIDERING CONTACT IMPROVISATION
• A Subjective History of Contact Improvisation – Nancy Stark Smith
• Drafting Interior Techniques – Steve Paxton

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