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.
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