Ballet and Taiji in Practice

A Comparative Autoethnography of Movement Systems

Starting from the unmistakable contrast of two socially developed »movement systems«, the aesthetic performing art of classical ballet vis-à-vis the internal martial art of taijiquan (aka tai chi), Robert Mitchell plunges into the depths of what it means to practise these two ways of moving, identifying commonalities and differences. This sociological study focuses especially on what these practices entail for the settings in which they are taught. Drawing on the author's experience as a professional ballet dancer, the study has been over thirty years in the making, utilising (auto-)ethnographic methods to approach its subject matter from diverse angles.

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27 August 2021, ca. 450 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5631-2

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Author(s)
Robert Mitchell (ed.)
Book title
Ballet and Taiji in Practice A Comparative Autoethnography of Movement Systems
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 450
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 80 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5631-2
Commodity Group
1586
BIC-Code
ASD JHB JFC
BISAC-Code
PER003000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
ATQ JHB JBCC
Release date
27 August 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Körper, Tanz
Readership
Sociology, Sport Science, (Auto-)Ethnography, Dance Studies, Martial Arts Studies, Dance or Martial Arts Practitioners
Keywords/Tags
Dance, Martial Arts, Sociology, Ethnography, Practice Theory, Body, Sociology of Culture, Dance Studies

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