Dance Research Journal, December 2020


Volume 52 Issue 3

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This final issue of this turbulent year across the globe contains a mixed set of articles, the first three of which address theories and practices to be found in “dance and …” through time from the late 1960s, the 1970s, and 2016. The following three articles turn the clock back again to consider particular features of American modern dance, then Ballet Russes and blackface, and Genevieve Stebbins in the period of “the Gilded Age” whom, it is argued, is envisioned as the “new” dancer.

Helen Thomas, Editor

Table of Contents


pp. 1-2

Editor’s Note

Helen Thomas

pp. 4-21

“Harlem Knows”: Eleo Pomare’s Choreographic Theory of Vitality and Diaspora Citation in Blues for the Jungle

Charmian Wells

pp. 22-41

Conceptual Systems: The Dances, Music, and Drawings of Laura Dean

Elliot Gordon Mercer

pp. 42-57

Screendance Portraiture: Truth, Transaction, and Seriality in 52 Portraits

Siobhan Murphy

pp. 58-75

Overcoming and Denial: Disability and Modern Dance in the United States

Bailey Anderson

pp. 76-96

Ballet Russes and Blackface

Hanna Jarvinen

pp. 97-117

Forgotten “New” Dancer of New York City’s Gilded Age: Genevieve Lee Stebbins and the Dacnes as Yet Undreamed

Kelly Jean Mullan

pp. 119-121

Book Review: CELLULOID CLASSICISM: EARLY TAMIL CINEMA AND THE MAKING OF MODERN BHARATANATYAM by Hari Krishnan

Priya Venkat Raman

pp. 121-123

Book Review: HISTORIA QUEER DEL FLAMENCO: DESVÍOS, TRANSICIONES Y RETORNOS EN EL BAILE FLAMENCO (1808–2018) by Fernando López Rodríguez

Daniel Valtuena

pp. 123-126

Book Review: TRACING THE LANDSCAPE OF DANCE IN GREECE by Katia Savrami

Natalie Zervou

pp. 126-129

Book Review: DRUMMING ASIAN AMERICA: TAIKO, PERFORMANCE, AND CULTURAL POLITICS by Angela K. Ahlgren

Joseph Smalls

pp. 129-131

Book Review: JOSEPHINE BAKER AND KATHERINE DUNHAM: DANCES IN LITERATURE AND CINEMA by Hannah Durkin

Lydia Platon Lazaro

pp. 131-133

Book Review: Select THE CHOREOPOLITICS OF ALAIN PLATEL’S LES BALLETS C DE LA B: EMOTIONS, GESTURES, POLITICS edited by Christel Stalpaert, Guy Cools, and Hildegard De Vuyst

Alexandra Kolb