This chapter discusses the dance pieces created in Germany in the 1920s by Rudolf Laban (1879–1958), one of the leaders of Ausdruckstanz, as “recreated” by Valerie Preston-Dunlop from the late 1980s to 2014. Until Preston-Dunlop’s recreations, Laban’s most important legacy was considered his conceptual thinking on dance and movement, rather than the dance repertoire he created between 1912 and 1936, which has le only a few traces. Preston-Dunlop, who was a pioneer in combining archival research and public dissemination of Laban’s work through numerous publications, made her recreations a central tool to introduce this repertoire to new generations of students and a large audience, but simultaneously applied to them a very specific interpretation of their political and ideological substance. is chapter explores the articulation of bodily memories and historical narratives in both Preston-Dunlop’s recreations and in Laban’s historiography that has troubled our understanding of his thought and ideology.
|Titolo:||The Motion of Memory/The Question of History. Recreating Rudolf Laban’s Choreographic Legacy.|
|Autori interni:||FRANCO, Susanne|
|Data di pubblicazione:||Being printed|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Articolo su libro|