Dance in the City

  • Helen Thomas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dance in the City/The City in Dance

  3. Stepping Out

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Helen Thomas, Nicola Miller
      Pages 89-110
    3. Maria Pini
      Pages 111-129
    4. Barbara O’Connor
      Pages 149-172
  4. Border Country

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-254

About this book


This exciting new and original collection locates dance within the spectrum of urban life in late modernity, through a range of theoretical perspectives. It highlights a diversity of dance forms and styles that can be witnessed in and around contemporary urban spaces: from dance halls to raves and the club striptease; from set dancing to ballroom dancing, to hip hop and swing, and to ice dance shows; from the ballet class, to fitness aerobics; and 'art' dance which situates itself in a dynamic relation to the city.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyGoldsmiths’ CollegeLondonUK

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