In this long-awaited book sociologist and dance critic Rudi Laermans clarifies the multiple stakes of contemporary dance through a unique combination of dance studies and sociology. Detailed analyses of seminal dance works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Meg Stuart and many others inspire the book’s first, theoretically-oriented part. The second part of the book focuses on artistic collaboration and co-creation, based on extensive dialogues with choreographers from the thriving Brussels dance scene.
‘Clearly written, meticulously researched and theoretically enriching, Rudi Laermans’ first-hand accounts of key performances by some of the most influential names that have defined contemporary choreography since the mid-1980s make us see how crucial the Flemish dance scene has been for the development of contemporary experimental dance. Absolutely essential.' - André Lepecki, Associate Professor in Performance Studies, New York University
Author: Rudi Laermans
Series: Antennae/Arts in Society
2015, Valiz with Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts | paperback | 432 pp | 21 x 13,5 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-90-78088-52-3