Topic: Dance, gymnastics, and figure skating

The topical pages gather articles, book reviews and other material from idrottsforum.org about a particular topic of sport studies, such as ”action sports”, “sport history”, “gender, sex and sports” or “tennis”. The topical page contains links to published texts relevant to the topic in question.


Articles

Bonde, Hans Gymnastik og national identitet: Svensk og dansk gymnastik med særligt henblik på Niels Bukh (030606)
Hellborg, Anna Maria Konståkning ur ett genusperspektiv: Maskulinitet och femininitet i kvinnlig och manlig singelåkning (110216)
Jonsson, Cecilia, Marie Eriksson & Evelina Källberg Gymnastikflickor och ishockeybrudar – genus i två idrottsföreningar (150414)
Meckbach, Jane & Pia Lundquist Wanneberg The World Gymnaestrada – a Non-Competitive Event: The Concept ‘Gymnastics for All’ from the Perspective of Ling Gymnastics (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 2, 2011)
Pedersen, Lise Warren Dansk gymnastik- og idrætskultur i Nordamerika: Hvordan dansk folkelighed og gymnastik slog amerikanske rødder (051130)
Ravn, Susanne & Karsten Elmose-Østerlund The formation of interpersonal relationships in dance practice: A mixed-method study of two programmes (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Vol. 10, 2019)
Winther, Helle Kropskontakt i spændingsfeltet mellem dans, kamp og leg (040406)
Winther, Helle & Susanne Næsgaard Gröntved Dans på sygeplejerske­uddannelserne? Innovative uddannelses- og klinikforløb med fokus på kroppens sprog, egenkontakt, kommunikation og lederskab [Dancing on the nursing degree programs? Innovative educational and clinic courses focusing on body language, self-contact, communication and leadership] (200602)

Book reviews

Artistic Impressions: Figure Skating, Masculinity, and the Limits of Sport Mary Louise Adams Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press 2011 (Anna Maria Hellborg 111012)
Between exhausting sports and swinging rhythm: An inquiry into medical knowledge production about women’s sports and women’s gymnastics in Norway, Denmark and Germany in the interwar years Kerstin Bornholdt Oslo: University of Oslo, Faculty of Humanities 2011 (review in Swedish by Helena Tolvhed, published 130129)
Choreographing Empathy: Kinesthesia in Performance Susan Leigh Foster Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (Susanne Ravn 110511)
Choreographing From Within: Developing the Habit of Inquiry as an Artist Diana F. Green Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2010 (Helle Winther 131010)
Choreography: A Basic Approach Using Improvisation (Third Edition) Sandra Cerny Minton Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2007 (Lis Engel 090211)
Culture on Ice: Figure Skating and Cultural Meaning Ellyn Kestnbaum Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press 2003 (Helle Winther 060118)
Dance About Anything Marty Sprague , Helene Scheff & Susan McGreevy-Nichols Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2006 (Helle Winther 070829)
Dance Composition: An Interrelated Arts ApproachJanice Pomer Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2009 (Lis Engel 100922)
Dance Education Around the World: Perspectives on dance, young people and change Charlotte Svendler Nielsen & Stephanie Burridge (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2015 (review in Swedish by Torun Mattsson, published 200129)
Dance in a World of Change: Reflections on Globalization and Cultural Difference Sherry B. Shapiro (red) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2008 (Helle Winther 090225)
Dance Spaces: Practices of Movement Susanne Ravn & Leena Rouhiainen (red) Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2012 (Torun Mattsson 170530)
Dans 22: Bevægelse, koreografi og performance Mie Lykke Nielsen (red) København: Frydenlund 2019 (review in Swedish by Märtha Gripson, published 200401)
dans dans dans: Ideer i teori og praksis Lis Engel København: Frydenlund 2007 (Britt-Marie Styrke 090325)
Dans i idræt: Øvelser og koreografier Solveig Løvendahl Gustafsson København: Frydenlund 2012 (Torun Mattsson 130920)
Dans i skolan: Om genus, kropp och uttryck Anna Lindqvist Umeå: Institutionen för estetiska ämnen, Umeå universitet 2010 (Torun Mattsson 140430)
Degrees of Difficulty: How women’s gymnastics rose to prominence and fell from grace Georgia Cervin Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press 2021 (review in English by Laura Misener, published 221007)
”Den kvindelige Kvinde”: Kampen om kvindelighed, medborgerskab og professionalisering i dansk kvindegymnastik 1886–1940 Anne Lykke Poulsen København: Institut for Idræt, Københavns Universitet 2005 (review in Norwegian by Gerd von der Lippe, published 060830)
Discovering Dance Gayle  Kassing Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2014 (Torun Mattsson 160922)
Expressiva dansuppdrag: Utmanande läruppgifter i ämnet idrott och hälsa Torun Mattsson Malmö: Bokförlaget idrottsforum.org 2016 (Britt-Marie Styrke 171025)
From Ballroom to DanceSport: Aesthetics, Athletics, and Body Culture Caroline Jean S. Picart Albany, NY: State University of New York Press 2006 (Sanna Nordin 070131)
Fodfæste og himmelkys: Undevisningsbog i bevægelse, rytmisk gymnastik og dans Helle Winther, Lis Engel, Maj-Britt Nørgaard & Mia Herskind Værløse: Billesø & Baltzer 2015 (Torun Mattsson 161006)
Fra udkant til forkant: Kampen om gymnastikken gennem 100 år Hans Bonde Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2020 (review in Swedish by Pia Lundquist Wanneberg, published 201009)
Getting Our Bodies Back: Recovery, Healing and Transformation Through Body-centered Psychotherapy Christine Caldwell Boston: Shambhala 1996 (Helle Winther 140307)
Gymnastics, A Transatlantic Movement: From Europe to America Gertrud Pfister (ed.) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (review in Swedish by Pia Lundquist Wanneberg, published 110921)
Gymnastics and Politics: Niels Bukh and Male Aesthetics Hans Bonde København: Museum Tusculanum 2006 (review in English by Wendy Varney, published 070516)
History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approach Gayle Kassing Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2007 (Helle Winther 080123)
Inclusive Creative Movement and Dance Karen A. Kaufmann Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2006 (Helle Winther 060830)
The Laban Sourcebook Dick McCaw (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (Susanne Ravn 120418)
Ling – från storhet till upplösning: Studier i svensk gymnastikhistoria 1800–1950 Jan Lindroth Stehag: Symposion 2004 (Jørn Hansen 050405)
The Neurocognition of Dance: Mind, Movement and Motor Skills Bettina Bläsing, Martin Puttke & Thomas Schack (red) Howe, ESX: Psychology Press 2010 (Lis Engel 120125)
Positioner i dans: Om genus, handlingsutrymme och dansrörelser i grundskolans praktik Märtha Pastorek Gripson Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet 2016 (review in Swedish by Tone Pernille Østern, published 201023)
Red Nails, Black Skates: Gender, Cash, and Pleasure On and Off the Ice Erica Rand Durham, NC: Duke University Press 2012 (Anna Maria Hellborg 130301)
Rhythmic Activities and Dance John Price Bennett & Pamela Coughenour Riemer Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2006 (Helle Winther 070912)
Sorry I Don’t Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move Maxine Leeds Craig Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014 (Torun Mattsson 150618)
Sport, Dance and Embodied Identities Noel Dyck & Eduardo P. Archetti (eds) Oxford: Berg Publishers 2003 (Lis Engel & Helle Winther 040831)
Teaching Dance as Art in Education Brenda Pugh McCutchen Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2006 (Helle Winther 070606)
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: An (Auto-)Ethnographic Journey Natalie Barker-Ruchti Basel: edition gesowip 2011 (review in Swedish by Julia Rönnbäck, published 120606)

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Miscellaneous resources

Watch the public defense (in Swedish) of Torun Mattson’s dissertation Expressiva dansuppdrag Utmanande läruppgifter i ämnet idrott och hälsa [Expressive Dance: Challenging Assignments in Physical Education] on November 25, 2016. External reviewer is Professor Gunn Engelsrud, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.