Dance Dramaturgy

Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement

  • Pil Hansen
  • Darcey Callison

Part of the New World Choreographies book series (NWC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pil Hansen
      Pages 1-27
  3. Agency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Maaike Bleeker
      Pages 67-83
  4. Awareness

  5. Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Katherine Profeta, Thomas F. DeFrantz
      Pages 145-162
    3. Bonnie Brooks
      Pages 180-193
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-201

About this book


Ten international dramaturg-scholars advance proposals that reset notions of agency in contemporary dance creation. Dramaturgy becomes driven by artistic inquiry, distributed among collaborating artists, embedded in improvisation tasks, or weaved through audience engagement, and the dramaturg becomes a facilitator of dramaturgical awareness.


dance studies dramaturgy international performance consciousness dance drama inquiry performance pragmatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pil Hansen
    • 1
  • Darcey Callison
  1. 1.University of CalgaryCanada

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