Moving Together

Theorizing and Making Contemporary Dance

In this long-awaited book sociologist and dance critic Rudi Laermans clarifies the multiple stakes of contemporary dance through a unique combination of dance studies and sociology. Detailed analyses of seminal dance works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Meg Stuart and many others inspire the book’s first, theoretically-oriented part. The second part of the book focuses on artistic collaboration and co-creation, based on extensive dialogues with choreographers from the thriving Brussels dance scene.

Rudi Laermans is Professor of Social Theory at the University of Leuven (BE). He is the author of several books and has published widely on social systems theory, (post)modernity, and the sociology of the arts. He also frequently writes about contemporary dance and other performing arts.