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Module Reading List

Making Dance Theatre, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Fiona Bannon
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Adshead, J., 1986. Choreography : principles and practice : report of the fourth study of dance conference, University of Surrey, 4-7 April 1986 (Surrey: National Resource Centre for Dance).

Allen, P. 2001. Art, not chance : nine artists keep diaries. London: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Banes, S., 1994: Writing dancing in the age of postmodernism (Wesleyan University: University Press of New England)

Banes, S., 1987: Terpsichore in Sneakers (Wesleyan University Press)

Banes, S and Lepecki, A ( 2007) The senses in performance New York: Routledge

Bannerman, C & & Sofaer, J and Watt, Jane (eds) ( 2006). Navigating the unknown : the creative process in contemporary performing arts. London: Middlesex University Press.

Barrett, E. and Bolt, B. (2007). Practice as research, approaches to creative arts enquiry. New York: St Martin’s Press

Benoit, A. (1997). On the edge/créateurs de l'imprévu : dialogues on dance improvisation in performance . Brussels: Nouvelle de Danse vol. 32/33

Blom, L. (1989). The intimate act of choreography. London: Dance Books.

Blom, L. (1988). The moment of movement : dance improvisation. London: Dance Books.

Buckwalter, M. (2010). Composing while dancing : an improviser's companion. Madison, Wis: University of Wisconsin Press.

Butcher, R and Melrose, S (eds) (2005) Rosemary Butcher : choreography, collisions and collaborations London: Middlesex University Press

Butterworth, J. and Wildschut, L. (2009). Contemporary choreography : a critical reader New York: Routledge

Burt, R. (2006). Judson Dance Theater : performative traces. London New York: Routledge.

Burrows, J. (2010). A choreographer's handbook. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon New York: Routledge.

Carter, A (1998) The Routledge dance studies reader London: Routledge.

Climenhaga, R. (2009). Pina Bausch. New York: Routledge.

Cooper Albright, A & Gere, D (eds) ( 2003) Taken by surprise : a dance improvisation reader Connecticut: Wesleyan Press

De Spain, K. 2003. Reports form the Inside of Improvisation. In Cooper-Albright, A. Gere, D. (eds.). 2003. Taken by surprise : a dance improvisation reader Conneticut: Weslyan University Press, pp 27-37. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Fernandes, C (2002) Pina Bausch and the Wuppertal Dance Theater : the aesthetics of repetition and transformation Peter Lang

Fraleigh, S (1987) Dance and the lived body : a descriptive aesthetics Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh

Green, D. (2010). Choreographing from within : developing the habit of inquiry as an artist. Champaign: Human Kinetics.


Goulish, M (2000) 39 microlectures : in proximity of performance London: Routledge

Halprin, A. & Kaplan, R., 1995: Moving toward life : five decades of transformational dance (Wisconsin: Wesleyan University Press)

Hay, D (2000) My body, the Buddhist Connecticut: Wesleyan Press

Humphrey, D (1959) The art of making dances NY: Random

Huxley, M. & Witts, N. (2002). The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader. New York: Routledge.

Lepecki, A. (2006). Exhausting dance : performance and the politics of movement . New York: Routledge

LOUPPE, L. 1994. ed. Traces of dance : drawings and notations of choreographers. Paris: Editions Dis Voir

LEPECKI, A. 2007. Choreography as apparatus of capture. TDR : The drama review.. 51 (2), pp.120

Jordan, S., 1992: Striding Out : aspects of contemporary and New Dance in Britain (London: Dance Books)

Kaltenbrunner, Thomas (1998) Contact Improvisation, Meyer and Meyer

Kennedy, P. (1979) The moving body, Faber and Faber

Lawrence, Kate (2008). ‘Who makes “site-specific” dance? Transportability and the matrix of choreographer, producer, funding bodies, audiences and communities’, in Rugg, Judith (ed), Issues in curating contemporary art and performance. London: Intellect.

Matthews, J. (2011). Training for performance : a meta-disciplinary account. London: Methuen Drama.

Mermikides, A. & Smart, J. (2010). Devising in process. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Murray, S. & Keefe, J. (2007). Physical Theatres. New York: Routledge.

Novack, Cynthia (1990) Sharing the dance : contact improvisation and American culture, Wisconsin

Olsen, A (1991) Bodystories : a guide to experiential anatomy, Stanton Hill Press

Partsch- Bergsohn, l., 1994: Modern dance in Germany and the United States : cross currents and influences (Amsterdam: Harwood Academic)

Paxton, Steve, (2008) Material for the spine [videorecording] Contredanse

Pearson, Mike & Michael Shanks (2001). Theatre/archaeology. London:


Ploebst, H. (2001) No wind no word : neue Choreographie in der Gesellschaft des Spektakels = New choreography in the society of the spectacle : 9 portraits. Munich: K. Kieser Verlag

Preston-Dunlop, V. (2010). Dance and the performative : a choreological perspective -Laban and beyond. S.l: Dance Books.

Preston-Dunlop, V. (1998) Looking at dances : a choreological perspective on choreography, London: Verve Publishing

Tharp, T (2003) The creative habit : learn it and use it for life : a practical guide New York: Simon & Schuster

Theodores, D ( ) Writing dancing righting dance : articulations on a choreographic process . Cork:Firkin Crane

Reynolds, D (2007)Rhythmic subjects : uses of energy in the dances of Mary Wigman, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Hampshire: Dance Books.

Shahn, B (1957) The shape of content Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Tuffnell, Miranda & Crickmay, Chris (1993) Body space image : notes towards improvisation and performance, Dance Books

Tuffnel, M & Crickmay, C (2004) A widening field : journeys in body and imagination London: Dance Books

This list was last updated on 08/09/2015