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Writing about Dance

Writing about Dance

  • Author: Wendy Oliver
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780736076104
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 181
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This comprehensive guide provides students with instructions for writing about dance in many different contexts. It brings together the many different kinds of writing that can be effectively used in a variety of dance classes from technique to appreciation.

Between Dancing and Writing

Between Dancing and Writing

The Practice of Religious Studies

  • Author: Kimerer L. LaMothe
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
  • ISBN: 9780823224036
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 299
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This book provides philosophical grounds for an emerging area of scholarship: the study of religion and dance. In the first part, LaMothe investigates why scholars in religious studies have tended to overlook dance, or rhythmic bodily movement, in favor of textual expressions of religious life. In close readings of Descartes, Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel, and Kierkegaard, LaMothe traces this attitude to formative moments of the field in which philosophers relied upon the practice of writing to mediate between the study of "religion," on the one hand, and "theology," on the other. In the second part, LaMothe revives the work of theologian, phenomenologist, and historian of religion Gerardus van der Leeuw for help in interpreting how dancing can serve as a medium of religious experience and expression. In so doing, LaMothe opens new perspectives on the role of bodily being in religious life, and on the place of theology in the study of religion.

The Aesthetics of Organization

The Aesthetics of Organization

  • Author: Stephen Linstead,Heather Joy Höpfl
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761953221
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 275
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Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. The Aesthetics of Organization accessibly draws key contributions delineating the emerging parameters of the field. It explains the significance of concepts devised by postmodern thinkers, through which emerge meaning and order in organizations. Methodological problems associated with investigations of the aesthetic are also highlighted so the reader can identify and understand the importance of recent ideas on vision, perspective and periphery for learning in organizations. Through the contributions of leading international theorists, organizational aesthetics is defined in greater

Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism

Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism

  • Author: Sally Banes
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 0819571814
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 428
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Drawing of the postmodern perspective and concerns that informed her groundbreaking Terpsichore in Sneakers, Sally Banes’s Writing Dancing documents the background and developments of avant-garde and popular dance, analyzing individual artists, performances, and entire dance movements. With a sure grasp of shifting cultural dynamics, Banes shows how postmodern dance is integrally connected to other oppositional, often marginalized strands of dance culture, and considers how certain kinds of dance move from the margins to the mainstream. Banes begins by considering the act of dance criticism itself, exploring its modes, methods, and underlying assumptions, and examining the work of other critics. She traces the development of contemporary dance from the early work of such influential figures as Merce Cunningham and George Balanchine to such contemporary choreographers as Molissa Fenley, Karole Armitage, and Michael Clark. She analyzes the contributions of the Judson Dance Theatre and the Workers’ Dance League, the emergence of Latin postmodern dance in New York, and the impact of black jazz in Russia. In addition, Banes explores such untraditional performance modes as breakdancing and the “drunk dancing” of Fred Astaire. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: All images have been redacted.

Studying Dance

Studying Dance

A Guide for Campus and Beyond

  • Author: Schupp, Karen
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1450437168
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 192
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This text prepares students to navigate their dance programs and prepare for a various careers. It orients students to dance as an academic discipline, broadens their understanding of dance, establishes solid approaches to studying dance, and connects dance on campus to their previous training.

Dancers as Diplomats

Dancers as Diplomats

American Choreography in Cultural Exchange

  • Author: Clare Croft
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190226315
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 272
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Dancers as Diplomats chronicles the role of dance and dancers in American cultural diplomacy. In the early decades of the Cold War and the twenty-first century, American dancers toured the globe on tours sponsored by the US State Department. Dancers as Diplomats tells the story of how these tours shaped and some times re-imagined ideas of the United States in unexpected, often sensational circumstances-pirouetting in Moscow as the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolded and dancing in Burma shortly before the country held its first democratic elections. Based on more than seventy interviews with dancers who traveled on the tours, the book looks at a wide range of American dance companies, among them New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Urban Bush Women, ODC/Dance, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, and the Trey McIntyre Project, among others. During the Cold War, companies danced everywhere from the Soviet Union to Vietnam, just months before the US abandoned Saigon. In the post 9/11 era, dance companies traveled to Asia and Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels

The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels

The Darkness Beyond the Stage-lit Dream

  • Author: Melinda Jewell
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783034304177
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 402
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This book is an analysis of the textual representation of dance in the Australian novel since the late 1890s. It examines how the act of dance is variously portrayed, how the word 'dance' is used metaphorically to convey actual or imagined movement, and how dance is written in a novelistic form. The author employs a wide range of theoretical approaches including postcolonial studies, theories concerned with class, gender, metaphor and dance and, in particular, Jung's concept of the shadow and theories concerned with vision. Through these variegated approaches, the study critiques the common view that dance is an expression of joie de vivre, liberation, transcendence, order and beauty. This text also probes issues concerned with the enactment of dance in Australia and abroad, and contributes to an understanding of how dance is 'translated' into literature. It makes an important contribution because the study of dance in Australian literature has been minimal, and this despite the reality that dance is prolific in Australian novels.

First We Take Manhattan

First We Take Manhattan

Four American Women and the New York School of Dance Criticism

  • Author: Diana Theodores
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134375786
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 200
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Discographies

Discographies

Dance, Music, Culture and the Politics of Sound

  • Author: Jeremy Gilbert,Ewan Pearson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134698917
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 208
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Experiencing disco, hip hop, house, techno, drum 'n' bass and garage, Discographies plots a course through the transatlantic dance scene of the last last twenty-five years. It discusses the problems posed by contemporary dance culture of both academic and cultural study and finds these origins in the history of opposition to music as a source of sensory pleasure. Discussing such issues as technology, club space. drugs, the musical body, gender, sexuality and pleasure, Discographies explores the ecstatic experiences at the heart of contemporary dance culture. It suggests why politicians and agencies as diverse as the independent music press and public broadcasting should be so hostile to this cultural phenomenon.

Listen to This

Listen to This

  • Author: Alex Ross
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9781429977616
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 384
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One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history—from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin—through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and indie-rock hipsters in Beijing. Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us how to listen more closely.