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Libraries History Diplomacy And The Performing Arts

Author : Carleton Sprague Smith
ISBN : 0945193130
Genre : Music
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For almost three decades (1931-59) Carleton Sprague Smith served as Chief of the Music Division of The New York Public Library. Utilizing his training as historian, musicologist, and musician, together with his exceptional administrative and linguistic skills, he helped develop one of the world's greatest music research libraries. As early as 1932, he drew up the initial concept of a Library-Museum of the Performing Arts, which ultimately materialized at Lincoln Center. Smith also served as President of both the Music Library Association
Category: Music

Expression In The Performing Arts

Author : Inma Álvarez
ISBN : 9781443820240
Genre : Art
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The performing arts represent a significant part of the artistic production in our culture. Correspondingly the fields of drama, film, music, opera, dance and performance studies are expanding. However, these arts remain an underexplored territory for aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Expression in the Performing Arts tries to contribute to this area. The volume collects essays written by international scholars who address a variety of themes concerning the core philosophical topic of expression in the theory of the performing arts. Specific questions about the ontology of art, the nature of the performances, the role of the performer, and the relations between spectators and works emerge from the study of the performing arts. Besides, these arts challenge the unchanging physicality of other kinds of works of art, usually the direct result of creative individual artist, and barely affected by the particular circumstances of their exhibition. Expression is one of the issues that adopt a special character in the performing arts. Do singers, dancers or actors express the feelings a work is expressive of? How does the performer contribute to the expressive content of the work? How does the spectator emotionally respond to the physical proximity of the performers? Is aesthetic distance avoided in the understanding of the performing arts? How are the expressive properties of work, performance and characters related? And how are the subjectivities they embody revealed? The contributions presented here are not all in agreement on the right answers to theses questions, but they offer a critical and exciting discussion of them. In addition to original proposals on the theoretical aspect of expression in the performing arts, the collection includes analyses of individual artists, historical productions and concrete works of art, as well as reflections on performative practice.
Category: Art

The Performing Arts

Author : John Blacking
ISBN : 9783110800692
Genre : Social Science
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The Performing Arts

Author : Linda Keir Simons
ISBN : 0872879828
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Substantially describes and evaluates 757 of the most important and useful directories, indexes, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other references on theater, dance, and such related arts as puppetry, mime, and magic. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Anthropology Of The Performing Arts

Author : Anya Peterson Royce
ISBN : 0759102244
Genre : Performing Arts
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Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze on the performing arts, attempting to find broad commonalities in performance, art, and artists across space, time, and culture. She asks general questions as to the nature of artistic interpretation, the differences between virtuosity and artistry, and how artists interplay with audience, aesthetics, and style. To support her case, she examines artists as diverse as Fokine and the Ballets Russes, Tewa Indian dancers, 17th century commedia dell'arte, Japanese kabuki and butoh, Zapotec shamans, and the mime of Marcel Marceau, adding her own observations as a professional dancer in the classical ballet tradition. Royce also points to the recent move toward collaboration across artistic genres as evidence of the universality of aesthetics. Her analysis leads to a better understanding of artistic interpretation, artist-audience relationships, and the artistic imagination as cross-cultural phenomena. Over 29 black and white photographs and drawings illustrate the wide range of Royce's cross-cultural approach. Her well-crafted volume will be of great interest to anthropologists, arts researchers, and students of cultural studies and performing arts.
Category: Performing Arts

Buildings For The Performing Arts

Author : Ian Appleton
ISBN : 9780750668354
Genre : Architecture
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This text is aimed at those involved in the initiation, planning, design and building of facilities for the various performing arts. It includes all stages in development, including decisions to be taken, information requirements, feasibility and advice necessary for the design and development of a new or adapted building.
Category: Architecture

Divine Service And The Performing Arts In India

Author : Selina Thielemann
ISBN : 8176483338
Genre : Hindu music
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Essays In The Volume Centre Around Music And Other Performing Traditions And Part Of The Devotional Practice With Emphasis An Vaishnava Liturgy In Northern India. The Focus Is On The Significance Of Music, Dance And Acting In The Vaisnava Theology. Includes Coloured Illustrations.
Category: Hindu music

The Performing Arts

Author : Narayana Menon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032003225
Genre : Performing arts
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Television And The Performing Arts

Author : Brian Geoffrey Rose
ISBN : 0313241597
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Rose presents a comprehensive historical explanation of the related changes in television and in the four performing arts. . . . Highly recommended for both culture students and enthusiasts of the performing arts." Library Journal
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

America S Japan And Japan S Performing Arts

Author : Barbara E. Thornbury
ISBN : 9780472029280
Genre : Performing Arts
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America’s Japan and Japan’s Performing Arts studies the images and myths that have shaped the reception of Japan-related theater, music, and dance in the United States since the 1950s. Soon after World War II, visits by Japanese performing artists to the United States emerged as a significant category of American cultural-exchange initiatives aimed at helping establish and build friendly ties with Japan. Barbara E. Thornbury explores how “Japan” and “Japanese culture” have been constructed, reconstructed, and transformed in response to the hundreds of productions that have taken place over the past sixty years in New York, the main entry point and defining cultural nexus in the United States for the global touring market in the performing arts. The author’s transdisciplinary approach makes the book appealing to those in the performing arts studies, Japanese studies, and cultural studies.
Category: Performing Arts

Seduction And Power

Author : Silke Knippschild
ISBN : 9781441190659
Genre : History
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This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and power in reception. Such universal themes dictated plots and characters of myth and drama, but also served to portray historical figures, events and places from Classical history. Their changing reception and reinterpretation across time has created stereotypes, models of virtue or immoral conduct, that blend the original features from the ancient world with a diverse range of visual and performing arts of the modern era. The volume deconstructs these traditions and shows how arts of different periods interlink to form and transmit these images to modern audiences and viewers. Drawing on contributions from across Europe and the United States, a trademark of the book is the inclusive treatment of all the arts beyond the traditional limits of academic disciplines.
Category: History

Balinese Dance Drama Music

Author : I Wayan Dibia
ISBN : 9781462908677
Genre : Performing Arts
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Bali has long been known for its deep spirituality and extraordinary artistic heritage. The dances, dramas, puppetry and music of Bali are more than icons for the island; they are part and parcel of life—as expressions of devotion to the gods, as entertainment, and as a way of instilling cultural values on each generation. Balinese Dance, Drama & Music is a lavishly illustrated introduction to Bali's celebrated temple orchestra, the gamelan, to its ancient shadow puppet theater, and to a myriad of traditional and contemporary dances and dance-dramas that continue to enthrall locals and visitors alike. Ideal reading for visitors to the island as well as for anyone interested in Balinese culture, the book presents the history and function of each performance genre, with illustrations and photographs to aid in identification. Introductory sections discuss the way performing arts are learned in Bali and the basic Balinese values which are passed on in these forms, as well as some of the basic religious and cultural tenets that are expressed in the arts and the functions of the forms themselves. Different sections describe particular forms of performing arts, such as Gong Angklung, Legong, the Keraton dance, Wayang Kulit, and the new phenomenon of women's gamelan groups, the evolution of each and the place it has in the culture of Bali. The book is enhanced with a bibliography and discography and over 150 specially prepared watercolors of Balinese performers and performances.
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Managing Performing Arts Collections In Academic And Public Libraries

Author : Carolyn A. Sheehy
ISBN : 0313279764
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This professional reference provides solid advice to academic and public librarians for managing performing arts collections. The volume is divided into sections on the history of performing arts librarianship, dance collections, film studies collections, music collections, and theater collections. Each chapter is written by one or more expert contributors and presents current and reliable information on collection management. They discuss personnel management, collection development, technical services, public services, the impact of new technologies, facilities management, financial planning, and political considerations. Each chapter closes with references cited in the chapter, and the volume concludes with a valuable selected, annotated bibliography of important background sources and management tools.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Performing Arts In A New Era

Author : Kevin F. McCarthy
ISBN : 0833032364
Genre : Art
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This book examines recent trends in the performing arts and discusses howthe arts are likely to evolve in the future. It is the first book to providea comprehensive overview of the performing arts, including analysis ofopera, theater, dance, and music, in both their live and recorded forms. Theauthors focus on trends affecting four aspects of the performing arts--audiences, performers, arts organizations, and financing--and offer a visionfor the future. The book discusses the implications of current and likelyfuture developments and considers public policy issues such as publicfunding for the arts.
Category: Art

Directory Of Blacks In The Performing Arts

Author : Edward Mapp
ISBN : UOM:49015002919059
Genre : Art
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A single-volume ready reference source on some 1,100 black performing artists in film, television, theatre, dance, and musical performance.
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The Performing Arts In Medieval Islam

Author : Li Guo
ISBN : 9789004210455
Genre : Performing Arts
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Drawing on medieval Arabic sources and earlier scholarship, this book is a study of the life and work of Ibn D?niy?l (d. 1310). It also presents the first full English translation of his shadow play "The Phantom.”
Category: Performing Arts