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Futures of Dance Studies
Edited by Susan Manning, Janice Ross, and Rebecca Schneider

Studies in Dance History

“At once fiercely theoretical and immensely readable, this collection of vibrant young voices testifies to the critical dynamism of this burgeoning field of study. Kudos to the editors—this extraordinary book is a tour de force of mentorship and scholarly curation. Clearly, the futures of dance studies are worth investing in!”
—Ann Cooper Albright, author of How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World

A collaboration between well-established and rising scholars, Futures of Dance Studies suggests multiple directions for new research in the field. Essays address dance in a wider range of contexts—onstage, on screen, in the studio, and on the street—and deploy methods from diverse disciplines. Engaging African American and African diasporic studies, Latinx and Latin American studies, gender and sexuality studies, and Asian American and Asian studies, this anthology demonstrates the relevance of dance analysis to adjacent fields.


Susan Manning is a professor of English, theatre, and performance studies at Northwestern University. Janice Ross is a professor of theatre and performance studies at Stanford University. Rebecca Schneider is a professor of theatre arts and performance studies at Brown University




“A field-defining text featuring provocative and dynamic work from the next generation of dance studies scholars. The essays in this volume prove that every college needs a dance studies program and every program needs this book.”
—Nadine George-Graves, editor of The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater

“A collection of ventures by leading early career scholars in dance studies, this volume charts new terrain. Heralding a promising future for dance scholarship, one that is global in scope, heterogeneous, interdisciplinary, and theoretically agile, it affirms the vitality of the field and deftly plots what lies ahead.”
—Rebekah J. Kowal, author of Dancing the World Smaller: Staging Globalism in Mid-Century America


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January 2020
LC: 2019008305 GV
592 pp. 6 x 9
48 b/w illus.

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