Dance Research Journal, August 2016


Volume 48, Number 2

Drk Aug 2016

Editor: Mark Franko

It is rare that a nonthemed issue of DRJ should contain a sustained reflection on one theme broadly conceived: the role played by choreography and gestural sequences in state violence; the consensus necessary to the maintenance of violent regimes as lodged within corporeal aesthetics; and, above all, the heritage of this violence—what has allowed it to germinate and take hold within cultural practice as gestural sequence. Ranging across the twentieth and into the twenty-first century from Germany to Argentina to Israel, these articles also offer in their ensemble something approaching a historical theory of that relation. In addition, with two articles on Germany and two on Argentina the unusual possibility of comparison arises, which is rare in scholarly journals. At the same time, contemporary Israel provides another interesting point of comparison with the earlier two sites.

Table of Contents


pp. 1-2

Choreography, Aesthetics, and State Violence

Mark Franko

pp. 3-25

German Gymnastics, Modern German Dance, and Nazi Aesthetics

Marion Kant

pp. 26-43

Wigman’s Witches: Reformism, Orientalism, Nazism

Alexandra Kolb

pp. 44-60

Dancing Argentine Modernity: Imagined Indigenous Bodies on the Buenos Aires Concert Stage (1915–1966)

Victoria Fortuna

pp. 61-79

Dance, Sexuality, and Utopian Subversion Under the Argentine Dictatorship of the 1960s: The Case of Oscar Aráiz’s The Rite of Spring and Ana Itelman’s Phaedra

Juan Ignacio Vallejos

pp. 80-94

Dance as Documentary: Conflictual Images in the Choreographic Mirror (On Archive by Arkadi Zaides)

Frédéric Pouillaude

pp. 95-98

To Be Continued: An Exchange on Tiffany Barber’s “Ghostcatching and After Ghostcatching, Dances in the Dark”

Alessandra Nicifero

pp. 103-110

French Interwar Dance Theory

Mark Franko

pp. 111-116

Indian Modern Dance, Feminism, and Nationalism by Prarthana Purkayastha (review)

Anurima Banerji

pp. 116-119

Dancing Genius: The Stardom of Vaslav Nijinsky by Hanna Järvinen (review)

Carrie Gaiser Casey

pp. 119-121

Multiplicity, Embodiment and the Contemporary Dancer: Moving Identities by Jennifer Roche (review)

Vida Midgelow

pp. 121-124

Motion and Representation: The Language of Human Movement by Nicolas Salazar Sutil (review)

Eric Mullis