Singularities : Dance in the Age of Performance, Paperback / softback Book

Singularities : Dance in the Age of Performance Paperback / softback



How does the production of performance engage with the fundamental issues of our advanced neo-capitalist age? Andre Lepecki surveys a decade of experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of `performance' in the twenty-first century: not just an aesthetic category, but a mode of political power.

He demonstrates the enduring ability of performance to critique and subvert this power, examining this relationship through five `singularities' in contemporary dance: thingness, animality, persistence, darkness, and solidity. Exploring the works of Mette Ingvartsen, Yvonne Rainer, Ralph Lemon, Jerome Bel and others, Lepecki uses his concept of `singularity'-the resistance of categorization and aesthetic identification-to examine the function of dance and performance in political and artistic debate.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 194 pages, 10 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
  • ISBN: 9781138907713



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