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The weathering body: composition and decomposition in environmental dance and site-specific live art

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The weathering body : composition and decomposition in environmental dance and site-specific live art. / Stewart, Nigel.

The dynamic body in space: developing Rudolf Laban's ideas for the 21st century. ed. / Valerie Preston-Dunlop; Lesley-Anne Sayers. Alton : Dance Books, 2010. p. 217-228.

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Harvard

Stewart, N 2010, The weathering body: composition and decomposition in environmental dance and site-specific live art. in V Preston-Dunlop & L-A Sayers (eds), The dynamic body in space: developing Rudolf Laban's ideas for the 21st century. Dance Books, Alton, pp. 217-228.

APA

Stewart, N. (2010). The weathering body: composition and decomposition in environmental dance and site-specific live art. In V. Preston-Dunlop, & L-A. Sayers (Eds.), The dynamic body in space: developing Rudolf Laban's ideas for the 21st century (pp. 217-228). Dance Books.

Vancouver

Stewart N. The weathering body: composition and decomposition in environmental dance and site-specific live art. In Preston-Dunlop V, Sayers L-A, editors, The dynamic body in space: developing Rudolf Laban's ideas for the 21st century. Alton: Dance Books. 2010. p. 217-228

Author

Stewart, Nigel. / The weathering body : composition and decomposition in environmental dance and site-specific live art. The dynamic body in space: developing Rudolf Laban's ideas for the 21st century. editor / Valerie Preston-Dunlop ; Lesley-Anne Sayers. Alton : Dance Books, 2010. pp. 217-228

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