Dancing Bodies, Living Histories
Dancing Bodies, Living Histories highlights significant new directions in dance studios, showing how dance leaps across disciplinary boundaries and divisions between the academe and cultural practice. Touching upon history, cultural studies, film, and queer studies, Dancing Bodies links dance to other studies in the humanities and social sciences.
The Banff Centre Press is pleased to congratulate Anne Flynn and Lisa Doolittle for winning the fourth annual Gertrude Lippincott award (presented by The Society of Dance History Scholars) for best article on dance published in 2000: "Dancing in the Canadian Wasteland: a Post-colonial Reading of Regionalism in the 1960s and 1970s" (Dancing Bodies, Living Histories, 2000). The awards committee was impressed by the essay's nuanced historical approach. They say its balance between critique and contextualized analysis led to an impressive application of a postcolonial perspective to Canadian dancers.
"Dancing Bodies, Living Histories stages a set of illuminating connections between cultural theory and dancing practices, examining the body in an exhilarating range of performances."