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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew World Choreographies
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages37
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameNew World Choreographies
ISSN (Print)2730-9266
ISSN (Electronic)2730-9274

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