New World Choreographies

Jonathan Burrows

Towards a Minor Dance

Authors: Perazzo Domm, Daniela

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  • Offers the first comprehensive analysis and critical discussion of Burrows' work
  • Contextualises Burrows in relation to American early post-modern dance and British New Dance
  • Includes a substantial corpus of interviews and discussions with Burrows and his collaborators carried out over the course of a decade
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The first monograph on the work of British choreographer Jonathan Burrows, this book examines his artistic practice and poetics as articulated through his choreographic works, his writings and his contributions to current performance debates. It considers the contexts, principles and modalities of his choreography, from his early pieces in the 1980s to his latest collaborative projects, providing detailed analyses of his dances and reflecting on his unique choreomusical partnership with composer Matteo Fargion.
Known for its emphasis on gesture and humour, and characterised by compositional clarity and rhythmical patterns, Burrows’ artistic work takes the language of choreography to its limits and engages in a paradoxical, and hence transformative, relationship with dance’s historical and normative structures. Exploring the ways in which Burrows and Fargion’s poetics articulates movement, performative presence and the collaborative process in a ‘minor’ register, this study conceptualises the work as a politically compelling practice that destabilises major traditions from a minoritarian position.

About the authors

Daniela Perazzo Domm is Senior Lecturer in Dance Studies at Kingston University London, UK, where her specialist areas include dance theory and performance philosophy. 

Reviews

“Outstanding on two counts, this long awaited in-depth study of one of the most prominent experimental dance artists today illuminates genealogically Jonathan Burrows’ oeuvre, especially its intricate workings of form, poetry and poetics, gesture and community. Perazzo Domm redraws a rich mosaic of concepts from radical continental philosophy – from minor regimes of authorship to affective solidarity – resulting in an eloquent contribution to dance and performance studies.” (Bojana Cvejić, Professor of Dance and Dance Theory, Oslo Academy of Arts KHiO, author of Choreographing Problems (Palgrave, 2015))

“This book presents a thorough and convincing reading of the work of one of Britain’s most influential, progressive choreographers. Drawing on her deep knowledge of Jonathan Burrows’ work, Daniela Perazzo Domm analyses its radicalism by working with recent French philosophy and Italian political theory.” (Ramsay Burt, Professor of Dance History, De Montfort University)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27679-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jonathan Burrows
Book Subtitle
Towards a Minor Dance
Authors
Series Title
New World Choreographies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27680-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27680-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27679-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 232
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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