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Queer Dance

Clare Croft


Queer Dance argues that dance has a particular charge in the larger field of queer activism and study because it emphasizes and offers language for how public, physical action can be a force of social change. It considers how queer dance has political potential and how it could productively challenge more conservative dance forms, both in terms of making meaning and in terms of institutional practices. Queer Dance brings together artists and scholars in a multi-platformed project—book, website, and live performance series—to ask: “What does dancing queerly challenge us toward?” The artists and ... More

Keywords: queer dance, LGBTQ identities, live performance, feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial, dance-making, dance scholarship, queer studies, gender

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199377329
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clare Croft, editor
Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Michigan

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Clare Croft

Part I Queering the Stage

1 To be a Showboy

Lou Henry Hoover

2 “Our Love Was Not Enough”

Sandra Chatterjee and Cynthia Ling Lee

3 Women Dancing Otherwise

Emily E. Wilcox

5 Chasing Feathers

Julian B. Carter

Part II Dancing toward a Queer Sociality

8 Queer Dance in Three Acts

thomas f. defrantz

10 An Buachaillín Bán

Nicholas Gareiss

11 Aunty Fever

Kareem Khubchandani

12 Last Cowboy Standing

Peter Carpenter

Part III Intimacy

14 Futari Tomo

Angela K. Ahlgren

17 Expressing Life Through Loss

Anna Martine Whitehead

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