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Curating Live Arts

by Dena Davida, Marc Pronovost, Véronique Hudon & Jane Gabriels Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

Situated at the crossroads of performance practice, museology, and cultural studies, live arts curation has grown in recent years to become a vibrant interdisciplinary project and a genuine global phenomenon....


The Man from the Third Row

by Fredrik Gustafsson Berghahn Books (October 01, 2016)

Until his early retirement at age 50, Hasse Ekman was one of the leading lights of Swedish cinema, an actor, writer, and director of prodigious talents. Yet today his work is virtually unknown outside of Sweden,...


Stories Make the World

by Stephen Most Berghahn Books (June 01, 2017)

Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood...


Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Dance

by Evangelos Chrysagis & Panas Karampampas Berghahn Books (April 01, 2017)

Across spatial, bodily, and ethical domains, music and dance both emerge from and give rise to intimate collaboration. This theoretically rich collection takes an ethnographic approach to understanding the...


In Search of Legitimacy: How Outsiders Become Part of the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Tradition

by Lauren Miller Griffith Berghahn Books (January 01, 2016)

Every year, countless young adults from affluent, Western nations travel to Brazil to train in capoeira, the dance/martial art form that is one of the most visible strands of the Afro-Brazilian cultural tradition....


Performing Place, Practising Memories: Aboriginal Australians, Hippies and the State

by Rosita Henry Berghahn Books (September 01, 2012)

During the 1970s a wave of 'counter-culture' people moved into rural communities in many parts of Australia. This study focuses in particular on the town of Kuranda in North Queensland and the relationship...


Dance Circles: Movement, Morality and Self-fashioning in Urban Senegal

by Helene Neveu Kringelbach Berghahn Books (November 01, 2013)

Senegal has played a central role in contemporary dance due to its rich performing traditions, as well as strong state patronage of the arts, first under French colonialism and later in the postcolonial era....


The Great Tradition and Its Legacy: The Evolution of Dramatic and Musical Theater in Austria and Central Europe

by Michael Cherlin, Halina Filipowicz & Richard L. Rudolph Berghahn Books (October 01, 2003)

Both dramatic and musical theater are part of the tradition that has made Austria - especially Vienna - and the old Habsburg lands synonymous with high culture in Central Europe. Many works, often controversial...


Andrzej Wajda: History, Politics & Nostalgia In Polish Cinema

by Janina Falkowska Berghahn Books (December 01, 2006)

The work of Andrzej Wajda, one of the world's most important filmmakers, shows remarkable cohesion in spite of the wide ranging scope of his films, as this study of his complete output of feature films shows....


Turning the Tune: Traditional Music, Tourism, and Social Change in an Irish Village

by Adam Kaul Berghahn Books (November 01, 2009)

The last century has seen radical social changes in Ireland, which have impacted all aspects of local life but none more so than traditional Irish music, an increasingly important identity marker both in Ireland...


Dancing Cultures: Globalization, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance

by Helene Neveu Kringelbach & Jonathan Skinner Berghahn Books (October 01, 2012)

Dance is more than an aesthetic of life – dance embodies life. This is evident from the social history of jive, the marketing of trans-national ballet, ritual healing dances in Italy or folk dances performed...