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Wisdom Comes Dancing

Author : Ruth St. Denis,Kamae A. Miller
Publisher : Peaceworks International Center for the
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0915424142

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Dancing Class

Author : Linda J. Tomko
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2000-01-22
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780253028174

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This look at Progressive-era women and innovative cultural practices “blazes a new trail in dance scholarship” (Choice, Outstanding Academic Book of the Year). From salons to dance halls to settlement houses, new dance practices at the turn of the twentieth century became a vehicle for expressing cultural issues and negotiating matters of gender. By examining master narratives of modern dance history, this provocative and insightful book demonstrates the cultural agency of Progressive-era dance practices. “Tomko blazes a new trail in dance scholarship by interconnecting U.S. History and dance studies . . . the first to argue successfully that middle-class U.S. women promoted a new dance practice to manage industrial changes, crowded urban living, massive immigration, and interchange and repositioning among different classes.” —Choice

Dancing Women

Author : Sally Banes
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2013-11-05
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781134833184

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Dancing Women: Female Bodies Onstage is a spectacular and timely contribution to dance history, recasting canonical dance since the early nineteenth century in terms of a feminist perspective. Setting the creation of specific dances in socio-political and cultural contexts, Sally Banes shows that choreographers have created representations of women that are shaped by - and that in part shape - society's continuing debates about sexuality and female identity. Broad in its scope and compelling in its argument Dancing Women: * provides a series of re-readings of the canon, from Romantic and Russian Imperial ballet to contemporary ballet and modern dance * investigates the gaps between plot and performance that create sexual and gendered meanings * examines how women's agency is created in dance through aspects of choreographic structure and style * analyzes a range of women's images - including brides, mistresses, mothers, sisters, witches, wraiths, enchanted princesses, peasants, revolutionaries, cowgirls, scientists, and athletes - as well as the creation of various women's communities on the dance stage * suggests approaches to issues of gender in postmodern dance Using an interpretive strategy different from that of other feminist dance historians, who have stressed either victimization or celebration of women, Banes finds a much more complex range of cultural representations of gender identities.

Dancing the World Smaller

Author : Rebekah J. Kowal
Publisher : Oxford Studies in Dance Theory
Page : 295 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2020
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780190265311

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Dancing the World Smaller by Rebekah J. Kowal Pdf

Dancing the World Smaller examines international dance performances in New York City in the 1940s as sites in which dance artists and audiences contested what it meant to practice globalism in mid-twentieth-century America. Debates over globalism in dance proxied larger cultural struggles over how to realize diversity while honoring difference.

The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance

Author : Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2013-02-11
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780393089219

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The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance by Elizabeth Wayland Barber Pdf

A fascinating exploration of an ancient system of beliefs and its links to the evolution of dance. From southern Greece to northern Russia, people have long believed in female spirits, bringers of fertility, who spend their nights and days dancing in the fields and forests. So appealing were these spirit-maidens that they also took up residence in nineteenth-century Romantic literature. Archaeologist and linguist by profession, folk dancer by avocation, Elizabeth Wayland Barber has sleuthed through ethnographic lore and archaeological reports of east and southeast Europe, translating enchanting folktales about these “dancing goddesses” as well as eyewitness accounts of traditional rituals—texts that offer new perspectives on dance in agrarian society. She then traces these goddesses and their dances back through the Romans and Greeks to the first farmers of Europe. Along the way, she locates the origins of many customs, including coloring Easter eggs and throwing rice at the bride. The result is a detective story like no other and a joyful reminder of the human need to dance.

Dancing in the Street

Author : Suzanne E. Smith
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2001-05-02
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780674043831

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Detroit in the 1960s was a city with a pulse: people were marching in step with Martin Luther King, Jr., dancing in the street with Martha and the Vandellas, and facing off with city police. Through it all, Motown provided the beat. This book tells the story of Motown--as both musical style and entrepreneurial phenomenon--and of its intrinsic relationship to the politics and culture of Motor Town, USA. As Suzanne Smith traces the evolution of Motown from a small record company firmly rooted in Detroit's black community to an international music industry giant, she gives us a clear look at cultural politics at the grassroots level. Here we see Motown's music not as the mere soundtrack for its historical moment but as an active agent in the politics of the time. In this story, Motown Records had a distinct role to play in the city's black community as that community articulated and promoted its own social, cultural, and political agendas. Smith shows how these local agendas, which reflected the unique concerns of African Americans living in the urban North, both responded to and reconfigured the national civil rights campaign. Against a background of events on the national scene--featuring Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Nat King Cole, and Malcolm X--Dancing in the Street presents a vivid picture of the civil rights movement in Detroit, with Motown at its heart. This is a lively and vital history. It's peopled with a host of major and minor figures in black politics, culture, and the arts, and full of the passions of a momentous era. It offers a critical new perspective on the role of popular culture in the process of political change.

Dancing Across Borders

Author : Anthony Shay
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 233 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2008-04-29
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780786437849

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This study describes and analyzes the phenomenal popularity of exotic dance forms in America. Throughout the twentieth century and especially since 1950, millions have begun learning and performing various Balkan dances, the tango, and other Latin American dances, along with the classical dances of India, Japan, and Indonesia. Most studies in dance ethnography and anthropology have focused specifically on "dancing in the field," or the dancing that native dancers do. This study, by contrast, examines the ways in which ethnic dancing has allowed many Americans to create more exciting, "exotic" and romantic identities. The author describes the uniquely American enthusiasm for exotic dances, and cites specific deficiencies in the U.S. cultural identity that have led many people to seek new feelings and experiences through exotic dance genres.

Dancing Till Dawn

Author : Julie Malnig
Publisher : NYU Press
Page : 188 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 1995-05
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780814755280

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Malnig examines exhibition ballroom dance as both a theatrical genre and a cultural and social phenomenon, promoting new cultural standards, including the emancipation of women and a new casualness and spontaneity between the sexes. A lively and thorough account of a dance form that has found renewed popularity in recent years.

The Gentleman Dancing-Master

Author : Jennifer Thorp
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Page : 388 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2024-04-28
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781835533383

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The Gentleman Dancing-Master by Jennifer Thorp Pdf

The Gentleman Dancing-Master: Mr Isaac and the English Royal Court from Charles II to Queen Anne considers the life and times of the dancer known as Mr Isaac, performer, teacher and creator of prestigious dances for performance at the royal court. Includes facsimiles and discussion of his surviving dances and their context.

An Essay Towards an History of Dancing

Author : John Weaver
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 1712
Category : Dance
ISBN : OSU:32435017835356

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Folk Dancing

Author : Erica M. Nielsen
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2011-07-22
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780313376894

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Folk Dancing by Erica M. Nielsen Pdf

This overview of folk dancing in the United States showcases an important historical movement and explains how folk dance communities evolved to fulfill the needs of specific groups of people over time. While the general term "folk dance" encompasses a surprising variety of specific dances, there are three major recreational communities or forms: international folk dance, modern western square dance, and contra dance. Throughout the last century, millions of people have enjoyed folk dancing as an educational and recreational activity, regardless of the particular style. Folk Dancing explains the reasons for the folk dance movement that exploded in Europe and North America in the late 19th century. It describes the clubs, camps, festivals, and communities that sprang up, and examines the culture of the movement—the music, key individuals and events, types of clothing, and influences of technologies and popular culture. The book contains authoritative, original information gleaned from the author's own research conducted with hundreds of folk dance enthusiasts across America.

Dancing Revelations

Author : Thomas DeFrantz
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 324 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0195301714

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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."--Jacket.

The Black Death, and The Dancing Mania

Author : J. F. C. Hecker,Henry Morley
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Page : 178 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2023-08-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9783387012811

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The Black Death, and The Dancing Mania by J. F. C. Hecker,Henry Morley Pdf

Reproduction of the original. The publishing house Megali specialises in reproducing historical works in large print to make reading easier for people with impaired vision.

Time and the Dancing Image

Author : Deborah Jowitt
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 436 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 1989-01-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0520066278

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"If dance itself is a way of making ideas both visual and visceral, Deborah Jowitt has discovered a literary voice in Time and the Dancing Image in which nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought, in its relation to theatrical dancing, becomes sensuous."--Sally Banes, Cornell University "The most vivid and immediately accessible serious dance book ever written. Anyone from a neophyte to an aficionado will be challenged, enlightened and delighted by Jowitt's clever juxtapositions."--Allen Robertson, Dance Editor, Time Out, London "In this brilliant book Deborah Jowitt has given us a fresh approach to dance history and criticism. Instead of seeing dance in the usual way--isolated in a windowless room, with mirrored walls--she looks to the society in which dance evolved. Using the ideas of contemporary artists and thinkers, she illuminates changing tastes--from the elegant, ethereal sylphs of the 1830s to the agonized characters in the dances today. For her reader, Ms. Jowitt opens both the eyes and the mind to the wonders of a many-faceted art."--Selma Jeanne Cohen, Editor, International Encyclopedia of Dance

Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing

Author : John G. Gibson
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Page : 464 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2017-07-04
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780773550612

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Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing by John G. Gibson Pdf

The step-dancing of the Scotch Gaels in Nova Scotia is the last living example of a form of dance that waned following the great emigrations to Canada that ended in 1845. The Scotch Gael has been reported as loving dance, but step-dancing in Scotland had all but disappeared by 1945. One must look to Gaelic Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Antigonish County, to find this tradition. Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing, the first study of its kind, gives this art form and the people and culture associated with it the prominence they have long deserved. Gaelic Scotland’s cultural record is by and large pre-literate, and references to dance have had to be sought in Gaelic songs, many of which were transcribed on paper by those who knew their culture might be lost with the decline of their language. The improved Scottish culture depended proudly on the teaching of dancing and the literate learning and transmission of music in accompaniment. Relying on fieldwork in Nova Scotia, and on mentions of dance in Gaelic song and verse in Scotland and Nova Scotia, John Gibson traces the historical roots of step-dancing, particularly the older forms of dancing originating in the Gaelic–speaking Scottish Highlands. He also places the current tradition as a development and part of the much larger British and European percussive dance tradition. With insight collected through written sources, tales, songs, manuscripts, book references, interviews, and conversations, Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing brings an important aspect of Gaelic history to the forefront of cultural debate.