By Anthea Kraut
A variety of the artists featured within the ebook are recognized within the heritage of yank dance, together with Loie Fuller, Hanya Holm, and Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, and George Balanchine. however the booklet additionally uncovers a number of marginalized figures--from the South Asian dancer Mohammed Ismail, to the African American pantomimist Johnny Hudgins, to the African American blues singer Alberta Hunter, to the white burlesque dancer religion Dane--who have been both drawn to positioning themselves as matters instead of items of property.
Drawing on serious race and feminist theories and on cultural reviews of copyright, Choreographing Copyright bargains clean perception into the raced and gendered hierarchies that govern the theatrical market, white women's traditionally contingent courting to estate rights, legacies of possession of black our bodies and appropriation of non-white hard work, and the stress among dance's ephemerality and its reproducibility.
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