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Some Girls Refuse to Lose their Heads f(or) their Hands

Publié le 1 décembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Some Girls Refuse to Lose their Heads f(or) their Hands

Some Girls: Griffiths/Simms/Wagschal/Werner, curated by James D. Campbell, is billed as an exhibit which “contributes to a vital dialogue concerning the state of portraiture in contemporary art.1” The tradition of portrait painting has focused on head and shoulders representations of noteworthy individuals. Some Girls is also an exhibit whichcontributes to ongoing feminist discussions: that of […]

Pointing the Way: Lalala Human Steps and the Performing Body

Publié le 1 novembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Pointing the Way: Lalala Human Steps and the Performing Body

Feminist scholars have recently argued that both ballet and modern dance inscribe restrictive definitions of gender on the body. Is formal dance irredeemable as a mode of feminist expression? The Canadian dance troupe Lalala Human Steps, under the direction of famed choreographer Edouard Lock, challenges the normative gender types of traditional Western dance. Dancer and […]