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Jowitt, Deborah

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Most widely held works by Deborah Jowitt
Jerome Robbins : his life, his theater, his dance by Deborah Jowitt( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of American ballet choreographer Jerome Robbins, discussing his career and private life, his Russian Jewish heritage, and his impact on dance and theater
Time and the dancing image by Deborah Jowitt( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meredith Monk( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absorbing portrait of the American avant-garde performer, composer, choreographer, filmmaker, singer, and dancer. Includes writings by Monk herself, as well as interviews, reviews, essays, and photographs of Monk's unique performance events
The dance in mind : profiles and reviews 1976-83 by Deborah Jowitt( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene Kelly : anatomy of a dancer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and career of Gene Kelly who revolutionized musical and movie dancing, making it accessible for all people. Features extended film clips, interviews with colleagues and critics and filmed interview segments from 1976 with Kelly
Dance beat : selected views and reviews, 1967-1976 by Deborah Jowitt( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty contemporary choreographers by Martha Bremser( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a guide to today's most important dance-makers. Each entry includes a biographical section, a chronological list of works, a detailed bibliography and a critical essay, while the range of dance styles covered ranges from ballet to post-modern dance
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merrill Ashley discusses how the scenerio influenced this ballet, the importance of footwork, how height differences influence this ballet, George Balanchine's use of big expansive steps, how she influenced and changed the choreography, how the music's speed created musicality issues, changes made to the choreography and spacing for the televised version due to camera angles and slippery floor, and the addition of fouette turns for the televised show which remained in the ballet. The excerpts from Ballo della Regina are presented in the order in which they appear in the ballet
Not just any body : advancing health, well-being and excellence in dance and dancers( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merrill Ashley coaching principal roles from Ballo della Regina( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life and work of pioneering modern dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Cunningham himself, along with his dancers, collaborators, and observers, traces the course of his long career and that of his dance company. Topics include: his special qualities as a dancer; his performances as a member of Martha Graham's company; his choreographic approach and sources of inspiration; his longtime association and collaboration with composer John Cage; his residency at Black Mountain College; the development of his use of chance procedures; the early years of his company; his preference for avant-garde music, and his collaborations with various composers; and his use of technological innovations such as the computer program Life forms. The program is copiously illustrated with excerpts from his works; among those discussed in interviews are Pond way, Beach birds for camera, Totem ancestor, Antic meet, Septet, Story, Winterbranch, Biped, and Occasion piece
Sally Gross : the pleasure of stillness( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life and career of Sally Gross, an American choreographer & dancer
Dancemaker by Matthew Diamond( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary featuring a close-up view of choreographer Paul Taylor and his dance company during a specific period of time (1997-1998), beginning with the first rehearsals for Piazzolla caldera and covering a tour to India, and concluding with the City Center premiere of Piazzolla caldera. This view is juxtaposed with glimpses of the past, provided through archival footage and the reminiscences of Taylor and some of his former dancers. A portrait of Taylor as an artist and individual is created through his own statements as well as the observations of his dancers and associates, critics, and others. In addition to Piazzolla caldera, the many dance excerpts include: Esplanade, Company B, Musical offering, Polaris, Three epitaphs, 7 new dances (Events II, Epic, Duet), Scudorama, Aureole, Airs, Cloven kingdom, Last look, Offenbach overtures, Eventide
These hills are Tapu by Deborah Jowitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

José Limón : an unfinished memoir by José Limón( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Both as a dancer and a choreographer, Jose Limon electrified audiences from the1930s to the 1960s. With his striking looks and charismatic presence, he was American modern dance's first male star. Born in Culiacan, Mexico, in 1908, the eldest of twelve children, he came to the United States when he was seven. In 1928, after a year at UCLA as an art major, he left for New York. Here, he attended his first modern dance concert and discovered his destiny. He spent the 1930s with the Humphrey-Weidman group. Then, in the 1940s, after a stint in the army, and with Doris Humphrey as artistic advisor, he formed one of the outstanding modern dance companies of the postwar era. His greatest works -- The Moor's Pavane, La Malinche, The Traitor, A Choreographic Offering, There is a Time, Missa Brevis -- extolled a humanism that endeared them to audiences the world over. Although Limon died in 1972, all these dances remain in the Limón Dance Company's active repertory. This memoir was commissioned by Wesleyan University Press in the late 1960s. Left unfinished at the time of Limon's death, it stands on its own as a Joycean account of the coming of age of an unusually perceptive dance artist. Limon writes with eloquence of his Mexican childhood. And of the numerous figures he memorializes, from Martha Graham to Jose Covarrubias, none is more luminously evoked than Doris Humphrey, the "goddess," "nymph," and "caryatid" of his life. Sensitively edited by Lynn Garafola, the book includes a complete list of Limón's works, richly informative notes, rare photographs, and a detailed bibliography. This is the single most important book on Limón and a riveting memoir of modern dance during its golden age
Writing in motion : body--language--technology by Kenneth King( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1960s, he has performed his dance to texts both spoken and prerecorded - texts intended to stand separately as literary works." "Writing in Motion spans more than thirty years and is collected here for the first time. It includes essays, performance scripts of King's own work, art criticism, philosophy and cultural commentary
Deborah Jowitt, Sally Brayley-Bliss & Helen Heineman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions on the options and opportunities available to dancers seeking second careers
Memorie interrotte by José Arcadio Limòn( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye on dance & the arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ascent of modern dancers choreographing for ballet, multi-media productions, and gender switching
Dancing the story : Bernstein and his choreographers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jerome Robbins : his life, his theater, his dance
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Deborah Jowitt American dance critic

Deborah Jowitt Amerikaans historica

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Time and the dancing imageMeredith MonkFifty contemporary choreographersJosé Limón : an unfinished memoirWriting in motion : body--language--technology