Chapter 1 introduces the field of Contemporary Dance and works through the different ways this category is understood. Establishing a focus on contemporary concert dance, characterized by global desire to belong to it, this chapter articulates some of the primary concepts that determine the analytical framework for this book: how innovation is determined, how artistic chronologies are entangled with aspirations for “newness,” and how time-worn strategies of “inclusion” result in failures to reckon with difference at the heart of global contemporary choreography. It articulates in detail the construction of the South-South axis, along which the choreographic readings are located, and its generation of the central trope of this book, Heat.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||New World Choreographies|
|Number of pages||37|
|State||Published - 2020|
|Name||New World Choreographies|
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