Vol. 5 No. 1 (2019): Backspace: A Special Issue on Dance Studies

Image Caption: Lee Su-Feh in Dance Machine. Photo: Trung Dung Nguyen, courtesy of Festival Trans-Amériques.

Issue Editors: Alana Gerecke and Mary Fogarty Woehrel

In this special issue, focused on dance studies, contributors explore the productive possibilities of the back in its multiple senses: spatial, temporal, aesthetic, and kinaesthetic. Authors experiment with efforts to foreground the background: the backstage work, the backspaces, and the backstories that move dancing bodies—an impulse resonating through current dance studies conversations in Canada and elsewhere.

Published: 2019-07-06

Full Issue


  • Karyn Recollet, Seika Boye, VK Preston, Angélique Willkie, Freya Björg Olafson, Lindsay Eales, Patrick Alcedo, MJ Thompson, Michèle Moss, Alana Gerecke, Mary Fogarty Woehrel