Dance and eroticism.
Summary: The relationship between dance and eroticism seems obvious. Dance has a reputation for being a sensual art, but where are the erotic works? There are bodies, there are sexes, but ultimately few creations that are erotic. Based on this paradox, the author proposes to revisit the history of dance. From Salome to Anna Theresa de Keersmaeker, from tango to butô, from the myth of the ballerina to that of the dancer, it is a question of defending a choreographic eroticism whose most recent creations perhaps herald the coming.
Philippe Verrièle, a figure of dance criticism in France, joined the Dance Seasons team in 1989 and became editor-in-chief in 1994, making the magazine a reference for its information and freedom of tone. During these years he wrote several thousand articles with a biting style on dance and contemporary choreographers. He is now a critic and columnist, among others for the daily 20 Minutes or the magazine Danser. He has published several books (Legends of Dance in the 20th Century, Out of Collection / The Pre to the Clerics, 2002; Masterpieces of Dance, Out of Collection / Le Pré aux Clercs, 2004; "Where the Dance Goes" in collaboration with Amélie Grand, Le Seuil / Archimbaud, 2005).
Author: Philippe Verrièle
Technical fact sheet: Text: in French. Format: 10.5 x 18.5 cm. 320 pages.
Publisher: La Musardine
Collection: The body catches