Contents: Ballet, Bodies and Becoming - Ballet, Body and Bourdieu - Thinking through the Body - Body, Capital and Habitus - Ballet Bodies in Pain - Gendered Experiences of Pain - Ballet Bodily Pleasures - Pleasure, Power and Perfection.
Angela Pickard is Director of Teaching, Learning and School Experience in the School for Music and Performing Arts and Subject Lead for Dance at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has performed, created, taught and presented dance as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, advisor, consultant and academic. She has worked with a number of choreographers and artists in a range of projects across a multitude of venues in Kent, London and Europe and she is currently Artistic Director and choreographer of Canterbury Dance Company. Her research on ballet, the body, Bourdieu, identity, gender, talent and pedagogy has been widely disseminated. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Research in Dance Education.
"Pickard's book provides a welcome addition to a limited range of published research in this area."
(Susie Crow, Oxford Dance Writers September 2016)