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The Solo That Isn't a Solo: Ann Carlson's Dances with Animals

Janice Ross

in On Stage Alone

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780813040257
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043869 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0004
The Solo That Isn't a Solo: Ann Carlson's Dances with Animals

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This is a tribute to and an analysis of Ann Carlson's spontaneous but carefully scripted performances partnered by live animals in which she costumes herself sometimes in everyday apparel, sometimes appears in the nude. Without explicit narrative line, there is often a tale or vocalization voiced. Her works are fraught with a negotiation of social, gender, and performance issues and the interplay between the dancer and the spectator.

Keywords: Ann Carlson; animals and dance; costume; nudity; vocalization; gender; spectator

Chapter.  6060 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance

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