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Von der manie zur melancholie: Tanzhistoriographie im kulturhistorischen vergleich

Sörgel, S (2008) Von der manie zur melancholie: Tanzhistoriographie im kulturhistorischen vergleich Forum Modernes Theater, 23 (1). pp. 19-28.

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Abstract

The article investigates Walter Benjamin’s notion of allegory in The Origin of German Tragic Drama as a theoretical perspective on dance historiography from a cross-cultural perspective. It is argued that Benjamin’s definition of allegory as “embodied idea” offers a comparative mode of analysis which allows to investigate the body’s potential for archiving performative knowledge across different historical periods. Dance historiography would thus read history into contemporary performance in terms of an invocation of embodied cultural memory through practice. The article introduces three examples of such comparative historical analysis by analyzing the embodied archive of mania and melancholia in three different examples: 1. Greek tragedy via Theodoros Terzopoulos’ The last Mask, 2. medieval dance craze and dance of death, and 3. neo-baroque aesthetics in Trisha Brown’s L’Orfeo.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts > Dance, Film and Theatre
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Date : 2008
Additional Information : Posted with kind permission of the publisher Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 03 Mar 2015 11:30
Last Modified : 03 Mar 2015 11:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806928

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