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Dance & Performing Arts
 
Writings, catalogues and monographs about arts, dance, and performance fields.
 
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Feminine Futures 2 - Expression / Abstraction – The Membrane of Dreams – Avant-garde Expressive & Abstract Dance Through Photography & Experimental Film
2022
Texts in English and French
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
Eleven years after the publication of the first volume of Feminine Futures in 2011, this sequel explores the dance history of abstraction in the feminine, during the first half of the 20th century and continuations today, unfolding new research perspectives with a new body of rare or unpublished original photographs.
Madeleine Abassade - Danser l\'imprévu - Une lecture politique et sensible des Cahiers de Vaslav Nijinski
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Gestes
forthcoming
Through a new reading of the Notebooks of Vaslav Nijinsky, who was described as "insane", and by taking them out of their reduction to a psychiatric diagnosis, Madeleine Abassade reveals the dancer's revolt against an established order of which he was the instrument and from which he sought to emancipate himself by creating his own choreographies.
Madeleine Abassade - Danser l\'imprévu - Une lecture politique et sensible des Cahiers de Vaslav Nijinski
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Gestes
forthcoming
Through a new reading of the Notebooks of Vaslav Nijinsky, who was described as "insane", and by taking them out of their reduction to a psychiatric diagnosis, Madeleine Abassade reveals the dancer's revolt against an established order of which he was the instrument and from which he sought to emancipate himself by creating his own choreographies.
Artistes-chercheur·es, chercheur·es-artistes - Performer les savoirs
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – ArTeC
forthcoming
Innovative hybridizations between research, creation (theater and performance) and pedagogy.
Delphine Edy - Thomas Ostermeier - Explorer l\'autre face du réel pour recréer l\'œuvre en scène
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
How Thomas Ostermeier's productions explore the links between literature and theatrical art in order to question, through a complex realism that he reinvents, what the works have to say about the political and social reality of our present.
Dominique Pitoiset - DPNF1420 - Works 2014-2020
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
A retrospective in images of the activities of the Compagnie Pitoiset in ten theatrical creations, with a long analysis by Daniel Loayza.
Eric Vautrin - Le cinquième mur - Formes scéniques contemporaines & nouvelles théâtralités
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
A collection of interviews and studies of performances that constitutes a crossing of the contemporary theatrical and choreographic landscape, re-examining the critical and theoretical tools that allow us to apprehend and think about current scenic forms.
Anne Bénichou - Rejouer le vivant - Les reenactments, des pratiques culturelles et artistiques (in)actuelles
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
Alain Buffard - Good Boy
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
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This reference book devoted to the figure and work of the choreographer Alain Buffard (1960-2013) brings together rich testimonies, extensive iconography and unpublished archival documents.
Cinquante ans de révolution chorégraphique du Ballet-Théâtre contemporain au CCN - Ballet de Lorraine 1968-2018
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
The history of the CCN (Centre Chorégraphique National) – Ballet de Lorraine, the first National Choreographic Center in France: a look back over fifty years of history for a choreographic revolution, by Agnès Izrine and Laurent Goumarre.
Julie Perrin - Composer en danse - Un vocabulaire des opérations et des pratiques
2020
French edition
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A lexical survey on compositional practice in contemporary dance.
Lenio Kaklea - Practical Encyclopædia - Detours
2019
quadrilingual edition (English / German / Greek / French)
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
Since 2016, choreographer Lenio Kaklea has been collecting the practices of Europeans. Taking to the streets and pathways of Athens, Aubervilliers, Essen, Guissény, Nyon, and Poitiers, she has gathered nearly 600 unique stories. This compilation testifies to the familiarity and diversity of habits, of rituals, and of trades that compose and distinguish these territories.
Uno Kuniichi - Hijikata Tatsumi - Penser un corps épuisé
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Délashiné!
This collection of texts offers a philosophical and textual analysis of the work of butō dance creator, Hijikata Tatsumi. The author, the philosopher and translator Uno Kuniichi, gives a deterritorializing reading of the Japanese dancer and choreographer, linking him to figures like Genet or Artaud, while restoring his own specificity.
Deborah Hay - Mon corps, ce bouddhiste
2017
French edition
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New expanded edition of a major text by the American choreographer-dancer.
Carole Boulbès - Relâche - Dernier coup d\'éclat des Ballets suédois
2017
French edition
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This historical essay assesses the impact of Dadaist ballet Relâches on the French artistic community by restoring the historical context that has transformed the collaboration of Picabia, Satie and Börlin into a unique event in the history of dance and performance.
Kurihara Nanako - La chose la plus étrangère au monde - Analyse critique du Butō de Hijikata Tatsumi
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Délashiné!
A critical analysis of Hijikata Tatsumi's Butoh dance.
Spacescapes - Dance & Drawing since 1962
2017
English edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
A collection of original essays focusing on the specific interaction of dance and drawing during the second half of the 20th century.
Spacescapes - Danse & dessin depuis 1962
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
A collection of original essays focusing on the specific interaction of dance and drawing during the second half of the 20th century.
Partition(s) - Objets et concepts des pratiques scéniques (20e et 21e siècles)
2016
French edition
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The history of the emergence and appropriation of the score in extra-musical domains (theater, dance, performance).
Boris Charmatz - Emails 2009-2010
2016
English edition
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The two dancers and choreographers share and compare ideas and references that underpin their respective work.
Aline Wiame - Scènes de la défiguration - Quatre propositions entre théâtre et philosophie
2016
French edition
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The theatrical writings of post-anthropocentric “disfigurement” and the reinvention of expressive means of contemporary philosophy.
Latifa Laâbissi - Grimaces du réel
2016
French edition
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First monograph.
Danse - A Catalogue
2015
English edition
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Danse – A Catalogue comprises dialogues and essays by dancers, choreographers, writers, and curators reflecting on the mutual influences of French and American choreographic cultures. Together these writings examine the ways in which dance matters in an increasingly globalized contemporary field.
Recréer / scripter - Mémoires et transmissions des œuvres performatives et chorégraphiques contemporaines
2015
French edition
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Between documention and recreation: memories and transmissions of performance art and contemporary dance.
Femmes, attitudes performatives, aux lisières de la performance et de la danse
2014
French edition
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The place and role of women in performing arts from 1912 to 2012, between performance and dance.
Danse - An Anthology
2014
English edition
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An anthology that draws on recent French choreographic creation to offer a reflection on the current international state of affairs of contemporary dance, its dialogue with other art forms, dance's historical position, and its perspectives with respect to contemporary issues affecting society at large.
Xavier Le Roy - Rétrospective
2014
English edition
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Texts and interviews around the work of dancer and choreographer Xavier Le Roy.
Xavier Le Roy - Rétrospective
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts –
Texts and interviews around the work of dancer and choreographer Xavier Le Roy (available in English edition).
Choreographing Exhibitions
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
An overview of the relation between choreography and exhibition, through the contributions of over thirty international visual artists, choreographers, musicians, filmmakers, theorists, and curators (Kenneth Anger, Jérôme Bel, Boris Charmatz, Kenneth Goldsmith, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Lacey, Alan Licht, Malcolm McLaren, Gustav Metzger, Phill Niblock, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Michael Parsons, Claude Rutault, Catherine Wood...).
Boris Charmatz - Emails 2009-2010
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts –
The two dancers and choreographers share and compare ideas and references that underpin their respective work.
Emmanuelle Huynh - Histoire(s) et lectures
2012
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts –
A dialogue between two major contemporary choregraphers.
Sabine Prokhoris - Le fil d\'Ulysse - Retour sur Maguy Marin (+ CD / DVD)
2012
French edition
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An insight into the work of French dancer and choreographer Maguy Marin, with a film on DVD and an audio CD.
Myriam Gourfink - Danser sa créature
2012
French edition
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Different readings and interpretations of French choreographer Myriam Gourfink's work.
Feminine Futures – Valentine de Saint-Point - Performance, Dance, War, Politics and Eroticism
2011
French edition (texts in French, English, Italian, German)
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A reexamination of the role of female avant-gardes in the fields of performance and dance: a comprehensive publication with over 2500 color illustrations, together with documentary material on Valentine de Saint-Point, Marinetti, Futurism, Canudo, Russian Ballets, German and American expressionism (original photographs, manuscript letters, drawings, woodcuts, manifestos, first editions and ephemera).
Isabelle Launay - Undertraining - On A Contemporary Dance
2011
English edition
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English edition of the interviews with French dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz.
 Superamas - Big 3 episode - Art / Discourse
2010
English edition
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A performative and choreographic exploration of social conventions and modern narrative strategies (mainly developed in the media and advertising fields) that shape our representation of reality.
 Superamas - Big 3 episode - Art / Discourse
2010
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts –
A performative and choreographic exploration of social conventions and modern narrative strategies (mainly developed in the media and advertising fields) that shape our representation of reality (available in English edition).
Alexandra Baudelot - Jennifer Lacey & Nadia Lauro - Dispositifs chorégraphiques
2007
French edition
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An essay / fully illustrated monograph on choreographer and dancer Jennifer Lacey and artist and scenographer Nadia Lauro.
Julie Perrin - Projet de la matière – Odile Duboc - Mémoire(s) d\'une œuvre chorégraphique (+ DVD)
2007
French edition
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The story of a choreographic work, from its beginning to its successive appearances. The testimonies of its various actors (choreographer, dancers, artist) lead to make the aesthetic stakes appear and the strengths which underlie the work.
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – ArTeC
forthcoming
Blind spots of the ubiquitous digital—a critical and loving glossary: 138 entries to explore the unspoken aspects of new technologies, artificial intelligence and other aspects of digital.
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
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