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

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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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