Modern Dance, Negro Dance

Race in Motion

Author: Susan Manning

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816637362

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

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Two traditionally divided strains of American dance, Modern Dance and Negro Dance, are linked through photographs, reviews, film, and oral history, resulting in a unique view of the history of American dance.

Making Music for Modern Dance

Collaboration in the Formative Years of a New American Art

Author: Katherine Teck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199743215

Category: Music

Page: 366

View: 2710

Making Music for Modern Dance traces the collaborative approaches, working procedures, and aesthetic views of the artists who forged a new and distinctly American art form during the first half of the 20th century. The book offers riveting first-hand accounts from innovative artists in the throes of their creative careers and provides a cross-section of the challenges faced by modern choreographers and composers in America. These articles are complemented by excerpts from astute observers of the music and dance scene as well as by retrospective evaluations of past collaborative practices. Beginning with the careers of pioneers Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn, and continuing through the avant-garde work of John Cage for Merce Cunningham, the book offers insights into the development of modern dance in relation to its music. Editor Katherine Teck's introductions and afterword offer historical context and tie the artists' essays in with collaborative practices in our own time. The substantive notes suggest further materials of interest to students, practicing dance artists and musicians, dance and music history scholars, and to all who appreciate dance.

Dancing Female

Lives and Issues of Women in Contemporary Dance

Author: Sharon E. Friedler,Susan Glazer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789057020261

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 318

View: 6530

Why do women choreographers choose to create the dances they do in the manner they do? How do women in dance work independently, and organizationally? How do women set up institutions? How has higher education helped or hindered women in the world of dance? These are some of the questions addressed through interviews and research by the dancers and educators Sharon E. Friedler and Susan B. Glazer in Dancing Female. Their exploration of the intimate and diverse world in which women create, teach, direct, perform and write is subdivided into two books. In the first they examine the ways in which women transmit their art from one generation to the next through their professional and personal relationships, raising critical questions about women choreographers, dancers, writers, educators and administrators. Chapters cover major Western theatrical dance genres: ballet, modern, jazz, tap and theatre dance. In Book II, "The Physical Body, Theory and Practice, and using the Knowledge," they consider the dancer's relationship to her art from three perspectives: her physicality, the theory and practice of dance that impact her career in psychological and spiritual terms, and finally, the cultural context in which she works. In dealing with some of the tensions, joys, frustrations and fears women experience at various points of their creative lives, the contributors strike a balance between a theoretical sense of feminism and its practice in reality. In Dancing Female Sharon E. Friedler and Susan B. Glazer present answers to basic questions about women, power and action.

Dancing Revelations

Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Author: Thomas F. DeFrantz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199882434

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 5720

In the early 1960s, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and other emerging artists. By the late 1960s, the company had become a well-known African American artistic group closely tied to the Civil Rights struggle. In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the troupe's journey from a small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African American culture. He not only charts this rise to national and international renown, but also contextualizes this progress within the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights struggles of the late 20th century. DeFrantz examines the most celebrated Ailey dances, including Revelations, drawing on video recordings of Ailey's dances, published interviews, oral histories, and his own interviews with former Ailey company dancers. Through vivid descriptions and beautiful illustrations, DeFrantz reveals the relationship between Ailey's works and African American culture as a whole. He illuminates the dual achievement of Ailey as an artist and as an arts activist committed to developing an African American presence in dance. He also addresses concerns about how dance performance is documented, including issues around spectatorship and the display of sexuality, the relationship of Ailey's dances to civil rights activism, and the establishment and maintenance of a successful, large-scale Black Arts institution. Throughout Dancing Revelations, DeFrantz illustrates how Ailey combined elements of African dance with motifs adapted from blues, jazz, and Broadway to choreograph his dances. By re-interpreting these tropes of black culture in his original and well-received dances, DeFrantz argues that Ailey played a significant role in defining the African American cultural canon in the twentieth century. As the first book to examine the cultural sources and cultural impact of Ailey's work, Dancing Revelations is an important contribution to modern dance history and criticism as well as African-American studies.

Beginning Modern Dance

Author: Miriam Giguere

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492583472

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 7957

Beginning Modern Dance text and web resource introduce undergraduate and high school students to modern dance as a performing art through participation, appreciation, and academic study in the dance technique course. In the book, 50 photos with concise descriptions support students in learning beginning modern dance technique and in creating short choreographic or improvisational studies. For those new to modern dance, the book provides a friendly orientation on the structure of a modern dance technique class and includes information regarding class expectations, etiquette, and appropriate attire. Students also learn how to prepare mentally and physically for class, maintain proper nutrition and hydration, and avoid injury. Beginning Modern Dance supports students in understanding modern dance as a performing art and as a medium for artistic expression. The text presents the styles of modern dance artists Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey and José Limón, Katherine Dunham, Lester Horton, and Merce Cunningham along with an introduction to eclectic modern dance style. Chapters help students begin to identify elements of modern dance as they learn, view, and respond to dance choreography and performance. The accompanying web resource offers 38 interactive video clips and photos of dance technique to support learning and practice. In addition, e-journal and self-reflection assignments, performance critiques, and quizzes in the web resource help students develop their knowledge of modern dance as both performers and viewers. Through modern dance, students learn new movement vocabularies and explore their unique and personal artistry in response to their world. Beginning Modern Dance text and web resource support your students in their experience of this unique and dynamic genre of dance. Beginning Modern Dance is a part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series includes resources for modern dance, ballet, and tap dance that support introductory dance technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text includes a web resource offering video clips of dance instruction, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a guide to learning, performing, and viewing dance.

Black Firsts

4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594251

Category: Social Science

Page: 848

View: 464

Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events.

Ich weiß, warum der gefangene Vogel singt

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518759442

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 8333

Die Ikone der afroamerikanischen Literatur, ihr epochemachendes Werk: Maya Angelou wächst in den Dreißigerjahren im Kramerladen ihrer Großmutter am Rande einer Baumwollplantage auf. Für sie und ihren Bruder ein Ort des Zaubers und des Spiels inmitten einer schwarzen Gemeinde, die der Hass und die Armut auszulöschen droht ... Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte eines trotzigen Mädchens im Kampf gegen unvorstellbare Widerstände. Und zur gleichen Zeit singt es die schönste Hymne auf die weltverändernde Kraft der Worte, der Fantasie, der Zärtlichkeit im Angesicht des Grauens. »Eine Offenbarung und mein Talisman.« Oprah Winfrey »Sie hatte neunzehn Talente, gebrauchte zehn und war ein richtiges Original.« Toni Morrison »Markiert den Anfang einer neuen Ära.« James Baldwin »Das erste Buch, das ich als Jugendliche gelesen habe.« Rihanna »Eine phänomenale Frau!« Beyoncé

Alvin Ailey

Author: Judy Gitenstein

Publisher: Rosen Classroom

ISBN: 9781404206397

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1442

Presents the life and accomplishments of the dancer and choreographer whose goal was to create a dance company that gave African Americans a place to show their work.

Sor Juanas zweiter Traum

Author: Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg

ISBN: 3944576640

Category: Fiction

Page: 660

View: 5775

An Unkonventionalität hat es Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648 bis 1695) nicht gefehlt. Auch nicht an Schönheit und Geist, an Wissbegier und Leidenschaft. Wohl aber an Demut und Frömmigkeit. Mit dreizehn Jahren wird Juana Inés als intellektuelles Wunderkind an den Königshof gerufen, mit siebzehn von vierzig weisen Männern einer Wissensprüfung unterzogen, die sie bravourös besteht. Kurz darauf nimmt sie den Schleier und zieht sich hinter Klostermauern zurück. Eine Heirat, ein Leben als Gattin und Mutter, ist ihr unvorstellbar. Ihre Liebe gilt María Luisa, der Vizekönigin von Neuspanien, und ihre Kinder sind ihre Bücher, ihre Schreibutensilien, ihr Teleskop, ihr Schachspiel. Sie beharrt darauf, auch als Frau ihren Geist kultivieren, studieren und schreiben zu dürfen und wird als brillante Autorin gefeiert. Doch das ist ihren Glaubensschwestern wie den Kirchenvätern ein Dorn im Auge. Missgunst wird gesät, Intrigen werden gesponnen ... Ein vielschichtiger historischer Roman, dessen Faszination man sich nicht entziehen kann.

Tanz durchs Leben

Author: Jordan Matter

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864135125

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 8044

Der außergewöhnliche Bildband Tanz durchs Leben präsentiert noch nie gesehene Fotografien von springenden, herumwirbelnden und schwebenden Tänzern – mitten im alltäglichen Leben: am Strand, auf einer Baustelle, in einer Bücherei, im Park, im Restaurant. Aufgeteilt in verschiedene Kategorien (z. B. Arbeit, Spiel, Liebe und viele mehr), zelebriert dieses Buch auf wundervolle und originelle Weise das Leben. Dabei wurden weder Photoshop noch Trampoline, Seile oder andere Tricks verwendet – alles ist echt. Mehr als 180 Fotografien betonen die akrobatische und zugleich grazile Seite des Tanzens und machen dieses Buch zu einem ganz besonderen Lesevergnügen.

Modern Bodies

Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey

Author: Julia L. Foulkes

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807862025

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 7385

In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of "dance as an art of and from America." Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in creating a new form of dance, and, like other modernists, they experimented with and argued over their aesthetic innovations, to which they assigned great meaning. Their innovations, however, went beyond aesthetics. While modern dancers devised new ways of moving bodies in accordance with many modernist principles, their artistry was indelibly shaped by their place in society. Modern dance was distinct from other artistic genres in terms of the people it attracted: white women (many of whom were Jewish), gay men, and African American men and women. Women held leading roles in the development of modern dance on stage and off; gay men recast the effeminacy often associated with dance into a hardened, heroic, American athleticism; and African Americans contributed elements of social, African, and Caribbean dance, even as their undervalued role defined the limits of modern dancers' communal visions. Through their art, modern dancers challenged conventional roles and images of gender, sexuality, race, class, and regionalism with a view of American democracy that was confrontational and participatory, authorial and populist. Modern Bodies exposes the social dynamics that shaped American modernism and moved modern dance to the edges of society, a place both provocative and perilous.

Fühlen und Form

Eine Theorie der Kunst

Author: Susanne K. Langer

Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag

ISBN: 3787328807

Category: Philosophy

Page: 692

View: 9983

Susanne K. Langer gehört zu den einflussreichsten amerikanischen PhilosophInnen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Whitehead-Schülerin begann ihre philosophische Karriere als Logikerin, wandte sich dann aber der Symboltheorie zu, wo sie in Philosophy in a New Key (das Buch erreichte eine verkaufte Auflage von rd. 500.000 Exemplaren!) einen u.a. von Ernst Cassirer beeinflussten, aber eigenständigen symbolphilosophischen Ansatz verfolgt. Fühlen und Form (1953), Langers große Ästhetik, geht von dem dort ausgearbeiteten Modell aus und entwickelt es fort zu einer Theorie der Kunst. Die Künste nehmen in Langers Philosophie eine ungewöhnlich prominente Rolle ein. Wichtig ist dabei der Plural: Gerahmt von allgemeinen Abschnitten über das künstlerische Symbol, über Gefühl, Ausdruck und Darstellung besteht der Hauptteil des Buches aus detaillierten und kenntnisreichen Auseinandersetzungen mit den verschiedenen künstlerischen Disziplinen, namentlich Bild, Skulptur, Architektur, Musik, Tanz und Literatur, und endet mit einem kurzen Abschnitt zum Film. Der zentrale Begriff des feeling steht dabei nicht nur für Gefühl im engeren Sinne, sondern umfasst letztlich die gesamten menschlichen Auffassungsweisen der Welt von der elementaren körperlichen bis zur geistigen Ebene, zwischen denen er Kontinuität herstellt. Das Kunstwerk als "Symbol des Fühlens" ist eine Darstellung dieser Auffassungsweisen und ihrer lebendigen Artikulation. Fühlen und Form bildet so den Angelpunkt zwischen der frühen Symboltheorie und Langers späterem monumentalen Werk Mind, einer großangelegten Theorie des menschlichen Geistes, an der sie bis zu ihrem Tod arbeitete.

Nur um dich lächeln zu sehen

Author: Emery Lord

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641201721

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2289

»Man weint und lacht oft innerhalb nur einer Seite.« (Jasmine Warga, Autorin von Mein Herz und andere schwarze Löcher) Als Vivi neu nach Verona Cove kommt, das kleine Nest an der Westküste, spürt sie sofort: Hier ist ein Neuanfang möglich. Als ihr dann der hinreißende Jonah mit seinen phänomenalen Kochkünsten begegnet, verfällt sie ihm augenblicklich - und Jonah ihr. Mit unbändiger Lebenslust und einem Feuerwerk aus Gedanken und Gefühlen wirbelt Vivi durch Jonahs Leben und das seiner Familie. Und mit jedem Tag ihres Zusammenseins spürt Jonah die Last, die er seit dem Tod seines Vaters mit sich schleppt, leichter werden. Doch Vivis Dämonen sind mächtig, und obwohl dieser gleißende Sommer fast unbeschwert ist, wird er sie beide für immer verändern ...

Rudi Gernreich

fashion will go out of fashion : [eine Koproduktion von Neue Galerie Graz und Steirischer Herbst im Künstlerhaus, Graz, 7.10.-26.11.2000]

Author: Rudi Gernreich,Brigitte Felderer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 252

View: 8417