Fifty Contemporary Choreographers
Edited by Martha Bremser, Lorna Sanders
Routledge – 1999 – 240 pages
Series: Routledge Key Guides
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
'Bound to become a well-thumbed resource tool.' - Dance Now
'A Cheat's guide to the Contemporary Choreographer', March 6, 2003
Reviewer: A reader from United Kingdom
An essential for every student of dance. Bremser's Fifty Contemporary Choreographers is a great reference to go to when researching a particular chorographer and has certainly helped me through many tight deadlines. Information is comprehensive, factual and easily read.
A vast range of choreographers are looked at within the publication including the great Martha Graham who is recognised as the founder as contemporary dance to the post-modern Trisha Brown, Lea Anderson and Matthew Bourne.
By featuring choreographers who are not solely recognised for a purely contemporary style, such as Lloyd Newson of DV8 Physical Theatre, Fifty Contemporary Choreographers helps to clarify the blurred boundaries between many of the dance styles found today. In a few short pages you can find the life history of a choreographer, their style and influences as well as listed sources of information available.
Fifty Contemporary Choreographers is an essentaal resource for anyone interested in finding out about Dance. I would recommend it to dance students and enthusiasts everywhere.