Resource: The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives
(Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Theater/Drama/Performance)
Creator: Selby Wynn Schwartz
Description: The Bodies of Others explores the politics of gender in motion. From drag ballerinas to faux queens, and from butoh divas to the club mothers of modern dance, the book delves into four decades of drag dances on American stages. Drag dances take us beyond glittery one-liners and into the spaces between gender norms. In these backstage histories, dancers give their bodies over to other selves, opening up the category of realness. The book maps out a drag politics of embodiment, connecting drag dances to queer hope, memory, and mourning.
Resource: Eiko and Koma Website
Creator: Eiko and Koma
Description: On this website, you can find Eiko and Koma´s bios, performance schedules, more than 200 videos of their duet projects, and workshop information. You can also find how Eiko has been creating works that aim to investigate the relationship of a fragile human body and the myriad intrinsic traits that are contained by a specific place.
Resource: Contact Improvisation Website
Creator: Moti Zemelman
Description: On this website, you can see the stories of the most important teachers of Aikido and learn the rituals, meanings, different styles of Aikido.
Resource: Sensei Aikido
Creator: Marissa Cecchetti
Description: If you want to explore more possibilities on how human bodies can share weight and use core connections, beyond a dance form, here is the website for you! On this website, you can see the stories of the most important teachers of Aikido and learn the rituals, meanings, different styles of Aikido.
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