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Circus Bodies
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Peta Tait
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11-16 - Publisher: Routledge

This pioneering study is one of the major publications in the increasingly popular and largely undocumented area of circus studies. Through photographs and illustrations, Peta Tait presents an extraordinary survey of 140 years of trapeze acts and the socially changing ideas of muscular action in relation to our understanding of
Body Show/s
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Peta Tait
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-26 - Publisher: BRILL

Body Show/s: Australian Viewings of Live Performance asks: in what ways do physical bodies in live performance present vital and compelling expressions of ideas? This collection contains critical analyses of cultural spectacle and social identity by eighteen major Australian scholars and practitioners. It discusses and describes bodies in contemporary performance,
The Cambridge Companion to the Circus
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Gillian Arrighi, Jim Davis
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An authoritative introduction to the specialised histories of the modern circus, its unique aesthetics, and its contemporary manifestations and scholarship, from its origins in commercial equestrian performance, to contemporary inflections of circus arts in major international festivals, educational environments, and social justice settings.
Outer Space and Popular Culture
Language: en
Authors: Annette Froehlich
Categories: Electronic books
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Springer Nature

Following on from Part 1, which was highly acclaimed by the space community, this peer-viewed book provides detailed insights into how space and popular culture intersect across a broad spectrum of areas, including cinema, music, art, arcade games, cartoons, comics, and advertisements. This is a pertinent topic since the use
The Routledge Circus Studies Reader
Language: en
Pages: 626
Authors: Peta Tait, Katie Lavers
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-11 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Circus Studies Reader offers an absorbing critical introduction to this diverse and emerging field. It brings together the work of over 30 scholars in this discipline, including Janet Davis, Helen Stoddart and Peta Tait, to highlight and address the field’s key historical, critical and theoretical issues. It is