Dancing Europe: Identities, Languages, Institutions

Alexandra Kolb (Editor), Haitzinger Nicole (Editor)

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    This multifaceted book investigates the place of dance and performance in the development, confirmation and subversion of conceptions of Europe from the 20th century up until today. Its contributions unravel the nexus between Europe and dance from historical and contemporaneous perspectives, and testify to an understanding of Europe based on different constructions of (alternative) societies.
    Through the threefold themes of identities, languages and institutions, this volume reveals the complexity of this topic. It investigates the construction of European identities in and through performance and their intersection with local or global cultures; explores versatile models of European multilingualism and linguistic diversity on stage; and considers the constructions of Europe, in dance, as conditioned by institutional and socio-political frameworks.
    The first volume of its kind, it offers a collection of previously unpublished chapters by an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars. It will make essential reading for anyone interested in the fields of dance, performance and European Studies, and serve as an important springboard for future research in this area.
    Original languageEnglish
    ISBN (Print)3940388874, 9783940388872
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

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