Performing Parks and Squares

Hunter, V. (2019) Performing Parks and Squares. In: (Re)Positioning Site Dance: Local Acts, Global Perspectives. Intellect, Bristol UK, pp. 189-218. ISBN 9781783209989

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Abstract

In this chapter, I consider what spectacularized site dance work overlooks when placed in public parks and squares. I explore how such work might, unwittingly contribute to more coercive strategies that figuratively and practically place less palatable urban actualities such as homelessness and social exclusion at the peripheries of dominant urban (promotional and touristic for example) narratives . To this end, I explore the intrinsically performative nature of urban public spaces and their function as stages for ‘everyday’ performances invoked by design, function and regulatory conditions

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Site Dance, Urban Performativity, Parks, Squares
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance > GV1782 Stage. Setting and Scenery
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance
Divisions: Academic Areas > Department of Dance
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Depositing User: Vicky Hunter
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 14:23
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 08:22
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4015

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