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Dancing Across the Page
Narrative and Embodied Ways of Knowing
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ISBN 9781841504216
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Published April 2011
Imprint: Intellect
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Books by Karen Barbour
Books in Performing Arts
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An innovative exploration of understanding through dance, Dancing Across the Page draws on the frameworks of phenomenology, feminism, and postmodernism to offer readers an understanding of performance studies that is grounded in personal narrative and lived experience. Through accounts of contemporary dance making, improvisation and dance education, Karen Barbour explores a diversity of themes, including power, activism, and cultural, gendered and personal identity. An intimate yet rigorous investigation of creativity in dance, Dancing Across the Page emphasizes embodied knowledge and imagination as a basis for creative action in the world.

Chapter titles
Chapter 1: Being: Introductions
Chapter 2: Becoming: Feminist Choreography and Dance Research
Chapter 3: Dancing Across the Page: Representing Research Through Narrative
Chapter 4: Dreaming Yourself Anew: Choreographic Strategies in Women’s Solo
Chapter 5: Knowing Differently, Living Creatively: Embodied Ways of Knowing
Chapter 6: Standing Strong: Pedagogical Approaches to Affirming Identity
Chapter 7: Improvising: Dance and Everyday Life
Chapter 8: Performing Identity: Tattoos, Dreadlocks and Feminism in Everyday Life
Chapter 9: Imaginings: Reaching for a Vision
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