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City Choreographer

Author : Alison Bick Hirsch
ISBN : 9781452940977
Genre : Architecture
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One of the most prolific and influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) was best known for the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Sea Ranch, the iconic planned community in California. These projects, as well as vibrant public spaces throughout the country—from Ghirardelli Square and Market Street in San Francisco to Lovejoy Fountain Park in Portland and Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis—grew out of a participatory design process that was central to Halprin’s work and is proving ever more relevant to urban design today. In City Choreographer, urban designer and historian Alison Bick Hirsch explains and interprets this creative process, called the RSVP Cycles, referring to the four components: resources, score, valuation, and performance. With access to a vast archive of drawings and documents, Hirsch provides the first close-up look at how Halprin changed our ideas about urban landscapes. As an urban pioneer, he found his frontier in the nation’s densely settled metropolitan areas during the 1960s. Blurring the line between observer and participant, he sought a way to bring openness to the rigidly controlled worlds of architectural modernism and urban renewal. With his wife, Anna, a renowned avant-garde dancer and choreographer, Halprin organized workshops involving artists, dancers, and interested citizens that produced “scores,” which then informed his designs. City Choreographer situates Halprin within the larger social, artistic, and environmental ferment of the 1960s and 1970s. In doing so, it demonstrates his profound impact on the shape of landscape architecture and his work’s widening reach into urban and regional development and contemporary concerns of sustainability.
Category: Architecture

The Cultural Post

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ISBN : MINN:31951P01174899X
Genre : Arts
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Category: Arts

Music At Michigan

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ISBN : UOM:39015040222930
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City Arts Monthly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105128053092
Genre : Arts, American
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Category: Arts, American

The Dancer Within

Author : Rose Eichenbaum
ISBN : 9780819574886
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Dancer Within is a collection of photographic portraits and short essays based on confessional interviews with forty dancers and entertainers, many of them world-famous. Well-known on the concert stage, on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on television, the personalities featured in this book speak with extraordinary candor about all stages of the dancer’s life—from their first dance class to their signature performances and their days of reflection on the artist’s life. The Dancer Within reveals how these artists triumphed, but also how they overcame adversity, including self-doubt, injuries, and aging. Most of all, this book is about the courage, commitment, love, and passion of these performers in their quest for artistic excellence. The reader will quickly realize that “the dancer within” is a metaphor of the human spirit.
Category: Performing Arts

Fifty Contemporary Choreographers

Author : Martha Bremser
ISBN : 9781134850181
Genre : Performing Arts
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Performing Arts

How To Do Things With Dance

Author : Rebekah J. Kowal
ISBN : 0819571075
Genre : Performing Arts
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Winner of the CORD Outstanding Publication Award (2012) In postwar America, any assertion of difference from the mainstream anticommunist culture carried professional and personal risks. For this reason, modern dance artists left much of what they thought unsaid. Instead they expressed themselves in movement. How To Do Things with Dance positions modern dance as a vital critical discourse, and suggests that dances of the late 1940s and the 1950s can be seen as compelling agents of social change. Concentrating on choreographers whose artistic work conceived dance in terms of action, Rebekah J. Kowal shows how specific choreographic projects demonstrated increasing awareness of the stage as a penetrable space, one on which socially suspect or marginalized modes of being could be performed with relative impunity and exerted in the real world. Artists covered include Martha Graham, José Limón, Anna Sokolow, Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty, and Anna Halprin. Ebook Edition Note: All images have been redacted.
Category: Performing Arts

Stravinsky On Stage

Author : Alexander Schouvaloff
ISBN : UOM:39015048037504
Genre : Ballet
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Category: Ballet

Live From Atlantic City

Author : Armando Riverol
ISBN : 0879725583
Genre : Performing Arts
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A great American institution; the bane of feminist ideology; a cornucopia of corn—few are neutral about the Miss America Pageant. Live from Atlantic City traces the pageant’s history from its birth as pseudo-event in 1920 through its emergence as American popular culture icon. A. R. Riverol takes the reader to times and places where no television camera has focused. Drawing upon (and sometimes debating with) primary and secondary sources, the author paints a vivid picture of life in Atlantic City during pageant week—whether that week be in 1944 or 1984. More than just chronicling events, the author also presents two opposing perspectives on the pageant: the pageant as celebration and idealization of American womanhood and the pageant as sexist, exploitative anachronism.
Category: Performing Arts

A Dancer S Manual

Author : Bobby Boling
ISBN : 0963786490
Genre : Performing Arts
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Called the "Anthony Robbins of dance", Bobby Boling has a unique way of inspiring and motivating dancers by sharing stories of adversity and how he and other dancers overcame the obstacles of professional dance. This inspiring book offers tips, tricks, experience, wisdom and personal stories with advice on exercise and health. A Dancer's Manual teaches young dancers how to take class more effectively, how to avoid and treat injuries and how to perform and rehearse more effectively. Professionals will learn how to audition and how to use exercise and weights to enhance their ability. Bobby Boling also offers advice to young dancers and old on alternative careers in the industry if they can no longer dance. A Dancer's Manual will appeal to any young person interested in dance, adults and teachers of studios and parents of dancers interested in helping to guide young people.
Category: Performing Arts

Contemporary Theatre Film And Television

Author : Linda S. Hubbard
ISBN : 0810320703
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States and Great Britain.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Oakland Ballet

Author : William Huck
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035079883
Genre : Ballet companies
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Category: Ballet companies

The New York City Opera

Author : Martin L. Sokol
ISBN : UOM:39015007934584
Genre : Opera
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Category: Opera