Dance Discourses

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Dance Discourses

Author : Susanne Franco
ISBN : 9781134947126
Genre : Performing Arts
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Focusing on politics, gender, and identities, a group of international dance scholars provide a broad overview of new methodological approaches – with specific case studies – and how they can be applied to the study of ballet and modern dance. With an introduction exploring the history of dance studies and the development of central themes and areas of concerns in the field, the book is then divided into three parts: politics explores 'Ausdruckstanz' – an expressive dance tradition first formulated in the 1920s by dancer Mary Wigman and carried forward in the work of Pina Bausch and others gender examines eighteenth century theatrical dance – a time when elaborate sets, costumes, and plots examined racial and sexual stereotypes identity is concerned with modern dance. Exploring contemporary analytical approaches to understanding performance traditions, Dance Discourses' pedagogical structure makes it ideal for courses in performing arts and humanities.
Category: Performing Arts

The Anatomy Of Dance Discourse

Author : Karin Schlapbach
ISBN : 9780198807728
Genre : History
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Within the newly thriving field of ancient Greek and Roman performance and dance studies, The Anatomy of Dance Discourse offers a fresh and original perspective on ancient perceptions of dance. Focusing on the second century CE, it provides an overview of the dance discourse of this period and explores the conceptualization of dance across an array of different texts, from Plutarch and Lucian of Samosata, to the apocryphal Acts of John, Longus, and Apuleius. The volume is divided into two Parts: while the second Part discusses ekphraseis of dance performance in prose and poetry of the Roman imperial period, the first delves more deeply into an examination of how both philosophical and literary treatments of dance interacted with other areas of cultural expression, whether language and poetry, rhetoric and art, or philosophy and religion. Its distinctive contribution lies in this juxtaposition of ancient theorizations of dance and philosophical analyses of the medium with literary depictions of dance scenes and performances, and it attends not only to the highly encoded genre of pantomime, which dominated the stage in the Roman empire, but also to acrobatic, non-representational dances. This twofold nature of dance sparked highly sophisticated reflections on the relationship between dance and meaning in the ancient world, and the volume defends the novel claim that in the imperial period it became more and more palpable that dance, unlike painting or sculpture, could be representational or not a performance of nothing but itself. It argues that dance was understood as a practice in which human beings, whether as dancers or spectators, are confronted with the irreducible reality of their own physical existence, which is constantly changing, and that its way to cognition and action is physical experience.
Category: History

Moving Words

Author : Gay Morris
ISBN : 9781134801534
Genre : Performing Arts
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Moving Words provides a direct line into the most pressing issues in contemporary dance scholarship, as well as insights into ways in which dance contributes to and creates culture. Instead of representing a single viewpoint, the essays in this volume reflect a range of perspectives and represent the debates swirling within dance. The contributors confront basic questions of definition and interpretation within dance studies, while at the same time examining broader issues, such as the body, gender, class, race, nationalism and cross-cultural exchange. Specific essays address such topics as the black male body in dance, gender and subversions in the dances of Mark Morris, race and nationalism in Martha Graham's 'American Document', and the history of oriental dance.
Category: Performing Arts

Dance Studies

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ISBN : UCAL:B4355812
Genre : Choreography
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Category: Choreography

Dance Transcending Borders

Author : Urmimala Sarkar Munsi
ISBN : UOM:39015084114837
Genre : Dance
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Contributed articles written under a project of the Research and Documentation Network of the World Dance Alliance-Asia Pacific during its global summit in 2006 in Toronto.
Category: Dance

Stepping Queerly

Author : Kai Lehikoinen
ISBN : 3039105728
Genre : Social Science
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Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Surrey, 2003.
Category: Social Science

Yearbook For Traditional Music

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ISBN : UCSD:31822031521446
Genre : Electronic journals
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Includes record reviews.
Category: Electronic journals

Discourses On Difference

Author : Norman Duncan
ISBN : UOM:39015058277453
Genre : Cultural pluralism
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Category: Cultural pluralism

Belly Dance

Author : Anthony Shay
ISBN : UOM:39015062860518
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 65.65 MB
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Category: Performing Arts

Original Und Revival

Author : Christina Thurner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132495826
Genre : Dance
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Category: Dance

Dance Your Way To God

Author : Osho
ISBN : UCAL:B4916930
Genre : Hindu meditations
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Discourses by an Indian sectarian religious leader, July 28-August 20, 1976.
Category: Hindu meditations