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New & Forthcoming Titles | New World Choreographies (Editorial Board)

New World Choreographies

New World Choreographies

Series Editors: Fensham, Rachel, Elswit, Kate

ISSN: 2730-9266

A product of Palgrave Macmillan UK

About the Editors

Rachel Fensham 

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Rachel Fensham is Director of the Digital Studio, Faculty of Arts and a Professor of Dance and Theatre at the University of Melbourne. She is author of Movement: Theory for Theatre (Bloomsbury, 2021) and chapters for the Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies (2019), Transmission in Motion (Routledge 2016) and Digital Movement (Palgrave 2015). Her research has developed theories of corporeality, materiality and spectatorship in performance, while her most recent project involves a rethinking of dance costumes. Using digital humanities methods, she leads funded projects that often involve partnerships with theatre and dance companies, museums and galleries. She was co-editor of Dancing Naturally (Palgrave 2011) and is founding co-editor of the award-winning book series, New World Choreographies, for Palgrave Macmillan.

Kate Elswit 

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Kate Elswit is a scholar, artist, and Reader in Theatre and Performance at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Her research combines dance history, performance theory, cultural studies, medical humanities, experimental practice, and technology, to articulate how information is stored in and transmitted through bodies in performance. She is committed to multiple possibilities, both implicit and explicit, for working between practice and research. She is author of two award-winning books, Watching Weimar Dance (2014) and Theatre & Dance (2018), and her current projects include a monograph on breath as well as the digital humanities project Dunham’s Data: Katherine Dunham and Digital Methods for Dance Historical Inquiry, in collaboration with Harmony Bench, which is funded by a three-year project grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.