Vol. 5 No. 1 (2019): Backspace: A Special Issue on Dance Studies
Image Caption: Lee Su-Feh in Dance Machine. Photo: Trung Dung Nguyen, courtesy of Festival Trans-Amériques.
Issue Editors: Alana Gerecke and Mary Fogarty Woehrel
In this special issue, focused on dance studies, contributors explore the productive possibilities of the back in its multiple senses: spatial, temporal, aesthetic, and kinaesthetic. Authors experiment with efforts to foreground the background: the backstage work, the backspaces, and the backstories that move dancing bodies—an impulse resonating through current dance studies conversations in Canada and elsewhere.