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I Want to be Ready

Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom

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I Want to be Ready by Danielle Goldman
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This title provides a conceptual framework for understanding the development of improvised dance in late 20th-century America. ""I Want To Be Ready"" draws on original archival research, careful readings of individual performances, and a thorough knowledge of dance scholarship to offer an understanding of the 'freedom' of improvisational dance. While scholars often celebrate the freedom of improvised performances, they are generally focusing on freedom from formal constraints. Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault and Houston Baker, among others, Danielle Goldman argues that this negative idea of freedom elides improvisation's greatest power. Far from representing an escape from the necessities of genre, gender, class, and race, the most skillful improvisations negotiate an ever shifting landscape of constraints. This work will appeal to those interested in dance history and criticism, and also interdisciplinary audiences in the fields of American and cultural studies.

Author Biography

Danielle Goldman is Assistant Professor of Dance at the New School for Social Research and a professional dancer in New York City, where she has danced for the Metropolitan Opera and performed with the Troika Ranch Company.
Release date Australia
May 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
9 photographs
Imprint
The University of Michigan Press
Pages
186
Dimensions
152x228x18
ISBN-13
9780472050840
Product ID
4043686

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