Modern Dance, Negro Dance

Race in Motion

Author: Susan Manning

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816637362

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

View: 3230

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: 3861

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: 2017

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: 6885

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: 717

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.


Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736854277

Category: Fiction

Page: 25

View: 7337

Der Einakter "Salome" (französisch "Salomé") von Oscar Wilde gilt als eines der wichtigsten Dramen der anglo-französischen Décadence. Die Originalsprache der Tragödie ist nicht englisch, sondern französisch. Wilde schrieb dazu am 17. Dezember 1891 an Edmond de Goncourt, er sei "im Herzen Franzose, der Geburt nach aber Ire und von den Engländern dazu verurteilt, die Sprache Shakespeares zu sprechen." Das Stück sorgte besonders in England für Skandal. Es wurde zensiert und zum Teil als Bearbeitung eines biblischen Stoffs auch verboten. Zudem wurde die Darstellung der sexuellen Begierde Salomés für untragbar gehalten. Heute gehört das Drama zu den etablierten, wenngleich auch wegen seiner Kürze eher selten gespielten Bühnenstücken an den Theatern besonders in Großbritannien. Die darauf beruhende Oper Salome von Richard Strauss gehört hingegen zum Repertoire der Opernhäuser in aller Welt.

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: 9372

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.

Alvin Ailey

Author: Judy Gitenstein

Publisher: Rosen Classroom

ISBN: 9781404206397

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3670

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.

Ich weiß, warum der gefangene Vogel singt

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518759442

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3363

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

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: 6604

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.

Die Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie

Aktualisierte und erweiterte Neuausgabe

Author: Christian Felber

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3552062297

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 6763

Eine demokratische Bewegung wächst: Christian Felbers alternatives Wirtschaftsmodell, die "Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie“, in einer überarbeiteten Neuausgabe mit den Ergebnissen und Erkenntnissen des ersten Jahres. Mehr als tausend Privatpersonen, Politiker/innen, Initiativen und Unternehmen haben sich der Idee angeschlossen, die Gemeinwohl-Bilanz wurde mit über hundert Pionier-Unternehmen präzisiert, zahlreiche Regionalgruppen in Deutschland, Österreich und Italien sind aktiv geworden und haben eine gemeinsame Strategie für die kommenden fünf Jahre entwickelt. In einem Jahr ist so viel passiert, dass das Manifest der Bewegung nun in einer aktualisierten und erweiterten Ausgabe erscheint.