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Dancing Modernism / Performing Politics

Dancing Modernism / Performing Politics

  • Author: Franko, Mark
This complex and important book needs to be read by anyone interested in dance history or the cultural politics of dance



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  • Foreword: Geneaology and Event in the Work of Mark Franko, by Juan Ignacio Vallejos
  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Politics of Expression
  • 1. The Invention of Modern Dance
  • 2. Bodies of Radical Will
  • 3. Emotivist Movement and Histories of Modernism: The Case of Martha Graham
  • 4. Expressivism and Chance Procedure: The Future of an Emotion
  • 5. Some Notes on Yvonne Rainer, Modernism, Politics, Emotion, Performance, and the Aftermath
  • Appendix: Left-Wing Dance Theory: Articles on Dance from New Theatre, New Masses, and Daily Worker
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index