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Engaging Bodies
The Politics and Poetics of Corporeality
Ann Cooper Albright

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Preface
• Introduction: Situated Dancing
• I PERFORMANCE WRITINGS
• Pooh Kaye and Eccentric Motions
• Johanna Boyce
• Improvisations by Simone Forti and Pooh Kaye
Song of Lawino
Joseph Homes, Sizzle and Heat
• Performing across Identity
• In Dialogue with
Firebird
• Dancing Bodies and the Stories They Tell
• Embodying History: The New Epic Dance
• Desire and Control: Performing Bodies in the Age of AIDS
• II FEMINIST THEORIES
• Mining the Dancefield: Spectacle, Moving Subjects, and Feminist Theory
• Writing the Moving Body: Nancy Stark Smith and the Hieroglyphs
• Auto-Body Stories: Blondell Cummings and Autobiography in Dance
• Femininity with a Vengeance: Strategies of Veiling and Unveiling in Lo
ïe Fuller’s Performance of Salomé
• III DANCING HISTORIES
• The Long Afternoon of a Faun: Reconstruction and Discourse of Desire
• Embodying History: Epic Narrative and Cultural Identity in African-American Dance
• Matters of Tact: Writing History from the Inside Out
• The Tanagra Effect: Wrapping the Modern Body in the Folds of Ancient Greece
• IV CONTRACT IMPROVISATION
• A Particular History: Contact Improvisation at Oberlin College
• Open Bodies: (X)changes of Identity in Capoeira and Contact Improvisation
• Present Tense: Contact Improvisation at Twenty-five
• Feeling In and Out: Contact Improvisation and the Politics of Empathy
• V PEDAGOGY
• Dancing across Difference: Experience and Identity in the Classroom
• Channeling the Other: An Embodied Approach to Teaching across Cultures
• Training Bodies to Matter
• VI OCCASIONAL PIECES
• The Mesh in the Mess
• Through Yours to Mine and Back Again: Reflections on Bodies in Motion
• Physical Mindfulness
• Researching Bodies: The Politics and Poetics of Corporeality
• Strategic Abilities: Negotiating the Disabled Body in Dance
• Dancing in and out of Africa
• Rates of Exchange
• Moving Contexts: Dance and Difference in the Twenty-first Century
• Three Beginnings and a Manifesto
• Improvisations as Radical Politics
• Space and Subjectivity •Strategic Practices
• Resurrecting the Future: Body/Image/Technology
• Falling . . . on-screen
• The Tensions of Techn
ē: On Heidegger and Screendance
• Falling
• Afterword
• Acknowledgments
• Index

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