The Publishing Program
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Studio Context Diana Vishneva
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From the very inception of the Context. Diana Vishneva Festival has made it a goal to support and develop modern dance in Russia. Since 2013, the festival's organizers have been engaged in an unprecedented and multifaceted effort to integrate modern dance in the Russian cultural paradigm. On the one hand, the festival allows its Russian viewer to acquaint themselves with the world's most intriguing dance companies and with the work of globally-acclaimed choreographers. On the other hand, within the confines of the festival's contest for young choreographers, the festival has developed and continues to support an entire generation of talented authors — and the search for more talent has not stopped. Aside from practical experience that has been gained throughout the years, there has been an increasing need for theoretical and historical knowledge about the art of modern dance. Thus, the Context. Diana Vishneva Festival has endeavored in a new direction, in publishing literature on modern choreography. The curator of this project, Stephanie Jordan, is Emeritus Research Professor in Dance at the University of Roehampton London and author of numerous books and articles on the history and analysis of choreography. The books selected by Jordan for the Context: Diana Vishneva Festivals aim to reach and inform the wider public as well as dance specialists.

"Gabrielle Klein's book is dedicated to the study of the Tanztheater Wuppertal and describes what, it would seem, it is impossible to describe: Pina Bausch's method. I am certain that this book will reveal new depths of the great Piana's work thanks to its inclusion of culturological insights and the context within which Bausch operated. Gabrielle Klein's work has granted me the opportunity to understand Piana's dance-language more deeply after having experienced it myself physically."


Diana Vishneva
Pina Bausch and the Tanztheater. The art of translation
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Studio Context Diana Vishneva
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Grand Ballet
Formerly Head of Roehampton University's Department of Dance (1992-2000) and Director of the Centre for Dance Research (1993-2011), Jordan is currently (from 2020) Emeritus Research Professor in Dance. With a background as dancer, musician, scholar and critic, Jordan has written four books: Striding Out: Aspects of Contemporary and New Dance in Britain (1992), Moving Music: Dialogues with Music in Twentieth-Century Ballet (2000), Stravinsky Dances: Re-Visions across a Century (2007), and Mark Morris: Musician-Choreographer (2015, with illustrative clips on the Mark Morris Dance Group website), all published by Dance Books. For Moving Music, she was awarded the 2001 Special Citation of the Dance Perspectives Foundation, New York, the major annual dance book award. In 2010, Jordan was honoured with the award for Outstanding Scholarly Research in Dance from the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD, USA). In the last three UK university research assessments (RAE/REF), her field of Music and Dance was specially commended as 5* equivalent or world-leading. See also Jordan's website.
Stephanie Jordan
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Studio Context Diana Vishneva
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Grand Ballet
Gabriele Klein is Professor of Sociology with focus on Human Movement Science, Dance and Performance Studies at Hamburg University; PhD in Sociology. She has been director of the research group "Translation and framing. Practices of Medial Transformations", deputy speaker of the graduate school "Collectivity in Urban and Digital Spaces" and PI of the graduate school "Virtuality of the Aesthetic", Director of Performance Studies Hamburg and President of the Society for Dance Research. She is PI of the Cluster of Excellence "Understanding Written Artefacts" at Hamburg University. She was a Guest Professor i.a. at the University in Bern, Switzerland, the 'Mozarteum' Salzburg/ Austria, the Smith College (USA), the University of Stellenbosch/ South Africa and Osaka City University/Japan. Her English publications include books like "Dance (and) Theory'' (2013, with G. Brandstetter), "Emerging Bodies'' (2011, with S. Noeth) and issues like "On Labour and Performance" (Performance Research 2012, with B. Kunst) as well as numerous articles like „Urban Choreographies'', in: The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics (2017). Her last monography was titled "Pina Bausch's Dance Theater. Company, Artistic Practices, and Reception" (2020).
Gabriel Klein
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Studio Context Diana Vishneva
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Grand Ballet