Albright looks at contemporary dance as a genre that, by using the physical, athletic potential of the dancing body with greater emphasis than traditional ballet does, challenges the static conceptions of gender, race, sexuality, and physical ability. For her, the dances in question “mobilize cultural identities, unleashing them from their overly deterministic moorings.” Among others, chapters include “Feminist Theory and Contemporary Dance,” “Techno Bodies: Muscling with Gender in Contemporary Dance,” and “Epic Narrative and Cultural Identity in African-American Dance.” Blondell Cummings is discussed in “Dancing Bodies and the Story They Tell,” where it is noted that she trained with Alvin Ailey.
Anderson, David F. and Scott Eberhardt
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Separated into five parts, the book focuses on dynamic periods in world history and how they impacted dance. The text includes descriptions on backgrounds of various dancers, distinguishing styles of dance among these dancers, and the work of various choreographers. Anderson discusses Pilobolus and its unique approach to dance. There is an insert of black and white photos of dancers between the first and second part of the book. Also included are notes, a selected bibliography, and an index.