In this Book

How to Make Dances in an Epidemic
summary

    David Gere, who came of age as a dance critic at the height of the AIDS epidemic, offers the first book to examine in depth the interplay of AIDS and choreography in the United States, specifically in relation to gay men. The time he writes about is one of extremes. A life-threatening medical syndrome is spreading, its transmission linked to sex. Blame is settling on gay men. What is possible in such a highly charged moment, when art and politics coincide?
    Gere expands the definition of choreography to analyze not only theatrical dances but also the protests conceived by ACT-UP and the NAMES Project AIDS quilt. These exist on a continuum in which dance, protest, and wrenching emotional expression have become essentially indistinguishable. Gere offers a portrait of gay male choreographers struggling to cope with AIDS and its meanings.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Frontmatter
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-38
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. Blood and Sweat
  2. pp. 39-90
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. Melancholia and Fetishes
  2. pp. 91-138
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Monuments and Insurgencies
  2. pp. 139-186
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Corpses and Ghosts
  2. pp. 187-228
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. Transcendence and Eroticism
  2. pp. 229-262
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 263-268
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 269-311
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 212-332
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 333-341
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.