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Dancing naturally : nature, neoclassicism and modernity in early twentieth century dance

Author: Rachel Fensham; Alexandra Carter
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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A renewed interest in nature, the ancient Greeks, and the freedom of the body was to transform dance and physical culture in the early twentieth century. The book discusses the creative individuals  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Fensham; Alexandra Carter
ISBN: 9780230278448 0230278442
OCLC Number: 729342550
Description: xi, 179 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Nature, Force and Variation / R. Fensham --
Constructing and Contesting the Natural in British Theatre Dance / A. Carter --
Ideas of Nature, the Natural and the Modern in Early Twentieth-Century Dance Discourse / M. Huxley, R. Burt --
The Ancient Greeks and the 'Natural' / F. Macintosh --
From the Artificial to the Natural Body : Social Dancing in Britain, 1900-1914 / T. Buckland --
Dancing Based on Natural Movement / M.A. Johnstone, M. Atkinson --
Undressing and Dressing Up : Natural Movement's Life in Costume / R. Fensham --
Nature Moving Naturally in Succession : an Exploration of Doris Humphrey's 'Water Study' / L. Main --
Tensing and Relaxing Naturally : Systematic Approaches to Training the Body / S. Foster --
'Female Nature', Body Culture and Plastique / K. Vedel --
Tethering the Flow : Dialogues Between Dance, Physical Culture and Antiquity in Interwar Australia / A. Card --
Mining Anatomy : Moving Naturally / L. Worth.
Responsibility: edited by Alexandra Carter and Rachel Fensham.

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