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A unique and authoritative guide to the lives and work of prominent living contemporary choreographers, this fully updated new edition includes many new names in the field of choreography, alongside those considered masters of the modern age. Representing a wide range of dance genres, each entry locates the individual in the context of modern dance theatre and explores their impact. Those studied include:

  • Jerome Bel
  • Richard Alston
  • Doug Varone
  • William Forsythe
  • Phillippe Decoufle
  • Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
  • Ohad Naharin
  • Itzik Gallili
  • Twyla Tharp
  • Wim Vandekeybus

With a new, updated introduction by Deborah Jowitt and further reading and references throughout, this text is an invaluable resource for all students and critics of dance, and all those interested in the fascinating world of choreography.

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