Reading Dance

Reading Dance
Title Reading Dance PDF eBook
Author Robert Gottlieb
Publisher Pantheon
Pages 1362
Release 2008-11-04
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 037542122X

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Robert Gottlieb’s immense sampling of the dance literature–by far the largest such project ever attempted–is both inclusive, to the extent that inclusivity is possible when dealing with so vast a field, and personal: the result of decades of reading. It limits itself of material within the experience of today’s general readers, avoiding, for instance, academic historical writing and treatises on technique, its earliest subjects are those nineteenth-century works and choreographers that still resonate with dance lovers today: Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake; Bournonville and Petipa. And, as Gottlieb writes in his introduction, “The twentieth century focuses to a large extent on the achievements and personalities that dominated it–from Pavlova and Nijinsky and Diaghilev to Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham, from Ashton and Balanchine and Robbins to Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp, from Fonteyn and Farrell and Gelsey Kirkland (“the Judy Garland of Ballet”) to Nureyev and Baryshnikov and Astaire–as well as the critical and reportorial voices, past and present, that carry the most conviction.” In structuring his anthology, Gottlieb explains, he has “tried to help the reader along by arranging its two hundred-plus entries into a coherent groups.” Apart from the sections on major personalities and important critics, there are sections devoted to interviews (Tamara Toumanova, Antoinette Sibley, Mark Morris); profiles (Lincoln Kirstein, Bob Fosse, Olga Spessivtseva); teachers; accounts of the birth of important works from Petrouchka to Apollo to Push Comes to Shove; and the movies (from Arlene Croce and Alastair Macauley on Fred Astaire to director Michael Powell on the making of The Red Shoes). Here are the voices of Cecil Beaton and Irene Castle, Ninette de Valois and Bronislava Nijinska, Maya Plisetskaya and Allegra Kent, Serge Lifar and José Limón, Alicia Markova and Natalia Makarova, Ruth St. Denis and Michel Fokine, Susan Sontag and Jean Renoir. Plus a group of obscure, even eccentric extras, including an account of Pavlova going shopping in London and recipes from Tanaquil LeClerq’s cookbook.” With its huge range of content accompanied by the anthologist’s incisive running commentary, Reading Dance will be a source of pleasure and instruction for anyone who loves dance.




Reading Dance

Reading Dance
Title Reading Dance PDF eBook
Author Judith Mackrell
Publisher
Pages 304
Release 1997
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN

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Dance critic Judith Mackrell explores the many different dance forms in the Western repertoire, and looks at the work of famous choreographers from Pepita to Balanchine, including their historical context and the origins of steps.




Reading Dancing

Reading Dancing
Title Reading Dancing PDF eBook
Author Susan Leigh Foster
Publisher Univ of California Press
Pages 332
Release 1986
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 0520063333

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Winner of the Dance Perspectives Foundation de la Torre Bueno Prize Recent approaches to dance composition, seen in the works of Merce Cunningham and the Judson Church performances of the early 1960s, suggest the possibility for a new theory of choreographic meaning. Borrowing from contemporary semiotics and post-structuralist criticism, Reading Dancing outlines four distinct models for representation in dance which are illustrated, first, through an analysis of the works of contemporary choreographers Deborah Hay, George Balanchine, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham, and then through reference to historical examples beginning with court ballets of the Renaissance. The comparison of these four approaches to representation affirms the unparalleled diversity of choreographic methods in American dance, and also suggests a critical perspective from which to reflect on dance making and viewing.




Reading Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Reggae Dancehall Dance

Reading Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Reggae Dancehall Dance
Title Reading Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Reggae Dancehall Dance PDF eBook
Author 'H' Patten
Publisher Routledge
Pages 316
Release 2022-03-30
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 100054642X

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This book explores the genealogy of Jamaican dancehall while questioning whether dancehall has a spiritual underscoring, foregrounding dance, and cultural expression. This study identifies the performance and performative (behavioural actions) that may be considered as representing spiritual ritual practices within the reggae/dancehall dance phenomenon. It does so by juxtaposing reggae/dancehall against Jamaican African/neo-African spiritual practices such as Jonkonnu masquerade, Revivalism and Kumina, alongside Christianity and post-modern holistic spiritual approaches. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in performance studies, popular culture, music, theology, cultural studies, Jamaican/Caribbean culture, and dance specialists.




Read All about Dance

Read All about Dance
Title Read All about Dance PDF eBook
Author Christy Mitchinson
Publisher Capstone
Pages 33
Release 2023
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 0756572592

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There is a dance style for everyone! Ballerinas sometimes dance on tiptoe. Tap dancers wear special shoes that make tapping sounds as they move. Some dancers make up their own moves while others follow a routine. Find out all about dance styles, equipment, studios, and more in this fact-filled book. Stunning photos give readers an up-close look at all kinds of dance, from hip-hop to Brazilian samba.




Reading Dance, the Birth of Choreology

Reading Dance, the Birth of Choreology
Title Reading Dance, the Birth of Choreology PDF eBook
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Pages 0
Release 1983
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Preserving Dance Across Time and Space

Preserving Dance Across Time and Space
Title Preserving Dance Across Time and Space PDF eBook
Author Lynn Matluck Brooks
Publisher Routledge
Pages 313
Release 2016-05-06
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 1134906455

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Dance is the art least susceptible to preservation since its embodied, kinaesthetic nature has proven difficult to capture in notation and even in still or moving images. However, frameworks have been established and guidance made available for keeping dances, performances, and choreographers’ legacies alive so that the dancers of today and tomorrow can experience and learn from the dances and dancers of the past. In this volume, a range of voices address the issue of dance preservation through memory, artistic choice, interpretation, imagery and notation, as well as looking at relevant archives, legal structures, documentation and artefacts. The intertwining of dance preservation and creativity is a core theme discussed throughout this text, pointing to the essential continuity of dance history and dance innovation. The demands of preservation stretch across time, geographies, institutions and interpersonal connections, and this book focuses on the fascinating web that supports the fragile yet urgent effort to sustain our dancing heritage. The articles in this book were originally published in the journal Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts.