Dancing Age(ing)

Rethinking Age(ing) in and through Improvisation Practice and Performance

Susanne Martin

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Dancing Age(ing)

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Pub Date: September 2017

ISBN: 9783837637144

192 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Dancing Age(ing)

Rethinking Age(ing) in and through Improvisation Practice and Performance

Susanne Martin

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How can contemporary dance contribute to a critical discourse on age and aging? Built on the premise that age(ing) is something we practice and perform as individuals and as a society, Susanne Martin asks for and develops strategies that allow dance artists to do age(ing) differently. As a whole, this project is an artistic research inquiry, which draws on and contributes to dance practice. The study develops, discusses, and stages practices and performances of age(ing) that offer alternatives to stereotypical and normative age(ing) narratives, which are part of not only dance but also of everyday culture.

About the Author

Susanne Martin researches, performs, and teaches contemporary dance. She focuses on improvisational approaches to performance making, narrations of the ageing body, contact improvisation, and practice as research/artistic research. Her solos, collaborative works, mixed evening formats, lectures, and workshops are presented internationally. She studied dance at Rotterdam Dance Academy, Folkwang University, Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin, and holds a Ph.D. from Middlesex University London.