Book Review: Landscape of the Now: A Topography of Movement Improvisation

Eline Kieft

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    Abstract

    Landscape of the Now: A Topography of Movement Improvisation, Kent de Spain (2014) Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 189 pp., ISBN: 9780199988266, p/bk, £20.99. Landscape of the Now explores how the complexities of improvised movement can be structured and negotiated. For this study, De Spain discusses a set of questions inspired by his own practice and experience with eight of the big names in the American, ‘postmodern’ improvisation landscape, each of whom developed and disseminated one or more distinct movement improvisation approaches: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Ruth Zaporah, Barbara Dilley, Steve Paxton, Deborah Hay, Lisa Nelson and Nancy Stark Smith.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-107
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Dance & Somatic Practices
    Volume8
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

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