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I Want to be Ready: Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom

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    Danielle Goldman(Author)

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This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding the development of improvised dance in late 20th-century America. ""I Want To Be Ready"" draws on original archival research, careful readings of individual performances, and a thorough knowledge of dance scholarship to offer an understanding of the ""freedom"" of improvisational dance. While scholars often celebrate the freedom of improvised performances, they are generally focusing on freedom from formal constraints. Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault and Houston Baker, among others, Danielle Goldman argues that this negative idea of freedom elides improvisation's greatest power. Far from representing an escape from the necessities of genre, gender, class, and race, the most skillful improvisations negotiate an ever shifting landscape of constraints. This work will appeal to those interested in dance history and criticism, and also interdisciplinary audiences in the fields of American and cultural studies.

"Goldman takes the study of improvisation to a new level of political and theoretical sophistication."Contemporary Theatre Review--Tavia Nyong'o, New York University"Contemporary Theatre Review" (11/26/2012)"

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  • PDF | 200 pages
  • Danielle Goldman(Author)
  • University of Michigan Press (30 May 2010)
  • English
  • 6
  • Music, Stage & Screen

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  • By Mr. Richard L. Smith on 7 July 2011

    Want to dance with "freedom " and undestand what a " mambo shine" is ?.Worth every penny and know i dance more often because i feel whatever the music i can dance !.

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