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Author Gere, David.
Title How to make dances in an epidemic : tracking choreography in the age of AIDS / David Gere.
Imprint Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.

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Author Gere, David.
Subject Homosexuality in dance.
Homosexuality and dance -- United States.
Dance -- Social aspects -- United States.
Dance criticism -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 341 pages) : illustrations
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-332) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Blood and sweat -- Melancholia and fetishes -- Monuments and insurgencies -- Corpses and ghosts -- Transcendence and eroticism -- Epilogue.
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.--Publisher description.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0299200833 (electronic bk.)
9780299200831 (electronic bk.)
0299200841 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780299200848 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 236346361
Additional Format Print version: Gere, David. How to make dances in an epidemic. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 2004 0299200809 (DLC) 2004005184 (OCoLC)54611144