“Berlin … Your Dance Partner Is Death”

Elswit, Kate (2009) “Berlin … Your Dance Partner Is Death”. TDR/The Drama Review. pp. 73-92.
Creators:Elswit, Kate

Dance and death combined in post-WWI Germany to complicate the material authority they were seen to share. Using nascent modern dance techniques to exploit the expressive capacities of the dancing body, choreographers turned to dances of death to portray the increasingly difficult conditions of humanity. The logistics of performing these spectacles of the real are investigated through three choreographer/performers of the Weimar Republic: Kurt Jooss, Valeska Gert, and Anita Berber.

Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1162/dram.2009.53.1.73
Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:death, representation, aesthetics, Kurt Jooss, Anita Berber, Valeska Gert, cabaret
Date:February 2009
Identification Number:doi.org/10.1162/dram.2009.53.1.73
ID Code:827
Deposited By: Dr Kate Elswit
Deposited On:19 Mar 2019 08:41
Last Modified:16 Jul 2019 09:07
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