Volkseigene Körper


Jens Richard Giersdorf

In the frame of Open Spaces #2-2014

In his monograph ‘The Body of the People,’ published in 2013 in the US, Jens Richard Giersdorf explores choreography in East Germany as a doctrinarian and resistive tool through an innovative mix of archival research, critical theory, interviews, personal narrative, and performance analysis. On the occasion of the publication of the German translation, ‘Volkseigene Körper,’ the author will discuss national approaches to dance studies as well as gaps in the historization of German dance with the dance scholar and dramaturge Constanze Schellow and the book’s German translator Frank Weigand.
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With kind support of Lilian Karina Stiftung and Marymount Manhattan College. Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2014.
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