Dancing Urbanisms [Editorial]
Hunter, V., Kloetzel, M., & Barbour, K. (2019). Dancing Urbanisms [Editorial]. Choreographic Practices, 10(1), 3–6. https://doi.org/10.1386/chor.10.1.3_2
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The theme of this special edition on ‘Dancing Urbanisms’ seems timely in an era in which over 50 per cent of the world’s populations now live in cities and urban environments (Chen et al. 2018: 4). Increasingly, people across the globe are gravitating to urban areas, adopting urbanized modes of living that cause us to reexamine the composition of daily life. Such dramatic shifts in population distribution from rural to urban locales invoke equally significant shifts in social, economic, political and ecological systems and infrastructures as growing numbers compete for access to space, opportunities and resources. Modes and methods through which site dance practice might explore, reflect and expose the complexities of urban living from micro (personal and local) to macro (infrastructural and global) scales inform these articles and artist pages.
This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Choreographic Practices. © 2019 Intellect.