Category Archives: dance

New German Dance Studies contains sixteen essays which range in subject from eighteenth-century theater dance to popular contemporary dances in global circulation.  Co-editor Lucia Ruprecht answered our questions about this new collection. Q:  What led to your interest in German … Continue reading

In December 2011 the University of Illinois Press published Caribbean and Atlantic Diaspora Dance: Igniting Citizenship by Yvonne Daniel, professor emerita of dance and Afro-American studies at Smith College.  Here Professor Daniel discusses the origination of the rumba and the impact … Continue reading

The German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844—1900), once said, “I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer” [The Gay Science,[1] section 381]. I’ve always wondered what he meant by “a … Continue reading