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Talk about Contemporary Dance
A densely illustrated and comprehensive introduction to an art form that is enjoying a boon in popularity due to its links with pop culture, fashion, and music. This engaging and unpretentious introduction to contemporary dance explores the discipline in all its facets, from opera to hip-hop and from circus skills to fashion. A chronology of the key dates in the history of dance, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, provides context on how the art form has evolved over time. The book is completed by profiles of contemporary dance's thirty most influential exponents and choreographers—from Merce Cunningham to William Forsythe, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker to Akram Khan, and Trisha Brown to Pina Bausch. An explanatory chronology and a glossary of key vocabulary complete this essential resource. This lecture is about this book.
Philippe Noisette est journalist, dance critic and author. He lives and works in Paris. As a journalist, he writes for Paris Match, Les Échos, Les Inrockuptibles. He wrote Couturiers de la Danse (Éd. La Martinière, 2005), Le Corps et la Danse (Éd. La Martinière, 2005).
Danse contemporaine Mode d'emploi, Éd. Flammarion, 2010.
Talk About Contemporary Dance, Éd. Flammarion, 2011.
Price of the best book about dance by the Syndicat de la critique in 2010.
L'Agora des Idées
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These lecture series began in October 2012.
Philippe Noisette Danse Contemporaine Mode d'Emploi - Tuesday, october 16th
Bruno Tackels a philosophical walk with Walter Benjamin - Tuesday, november 13rd
Dominique Frétard Meeting about the book Comme une épine dans l'oeil and projection of La plainte de l'impératrice of Pina Bausch -Tuesday, january 29th
Agora, cité internationale de la danse
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