In December, Prof peter Boenisch (Lecturer in European Theatre) launched a new Palgrave book series called ‘NEW WORLD CHOREOGRAPHIES’ which he co-edits with Rachel Fensham from the University of Melbourne.
At the launch event, there was an inspiring talk from Farooq Chaudry, producer of choreographer Akram Khan, noted for his choreography at the 2012 Olympics, and from some of the series authors, including Sarah Rubidge, Gretchen Schiller, Prarthana Purkayastha and Royona Mitra.
The first two titles in the series have a highly interdisciplinary appeal between dance, theatre, performance and architecture, postcolonial and cultural studies:
- Choreographic Dwellings: Practising Place ed. by Sarah Rubidge and Gretchen Schiller: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/choreographic-dwellings-gretchen-schiller/?K=9781137385666
- Prarthana Purkayastha’s hugely fascinating monograph: Indian Modern Dance, Feminism, and Transnationalism: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/indian-modern-dance-feminism-and-transnationalism-prarthana-purkayastha/?K=9781137375162
To celebrate the launch, you can get a 50% discount of the published titles quoting the code PM14FIFTY when ordering from Palgrave.com
Lined up for the first half of 2015 is:
- Akram Khan and New Interculturalism by Royona Mitra
- Brazilian Bodies and their Choreographies of Identification by Christina Rosa
- Dance Dramaturgy ed by Pil Hansen and Carcey Callison