Backspace: A Special Issue on Dance Studies
AbstractIn this editorial introduction, Alana Gerecke and Mary Fogarty Woehrel situate the intervention enacted by this special issue on dance studies. The issue editors use the framing kinesthetic concept of backspace to engage with questions of history, privilege, and visibility. This approach opens toward an investigation of that which is not, perhaps, immediately evident—gaps in Canadian performance and dance histories. With an emphasis on the back, Gerecke and Fogarty Woehrel describe the range of contributions in the issue, identifying the potential of dance studies to speak beyond itself, carving out back-routes into discussions about belonging, exclusion, and social values.
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