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John Martin's book of the dance.

Author: John Martin
Publisher: New York : Tudor Pub. Co., 1963.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores The Dance in all its forms of expression; as spectacle, as communication, as a vehicle for the dancer.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Martin
OCLC Number: 291901
Notes: Published in 1947 under title: The dance.
"The background and development of the dance in all forms and periods / 365 stage and action photographs."--Cover
Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
Contents: Basic Dance. Variations in form ; Basic music --
Dance For The Sake Of The Dancer. Folk dancing ; The cycle of ballroom dancing --
Dance As Spectacle. The court ballet ; The ballet becomes professional ; Noverre and the "Ballet of action" ; The Romantic revolution ; Nineteenth century decline ; Fokine reawakens the ballet ; The Russian ballet int he Western world ; Pavlova and Nijinsky ; Diaghileff [i.e., Diaghilev] and the international period ; Leonide Massine ; Bronislava Nijinska ; George Balanchine ; New soil, new roots ; Ballet Theatre ; Antony Tudor and neo-romanticism ; Other American developments ; Europe after Diaghileff ; British Royal Ballet ; The new Russian era ; The Royal Danish Ballet --
Dance As A Means Of Communication. Isadora Duncan ; Denishawn ; Mary Wigman ; Second generation ; Doris Humphrey ; Charles Weidman ; Martha Graham ; Helen Tamiris [and Daniel Nagrin] ; Hanya Holm ; Jose Limon ; Pauline Koner ; Sybil Shearer et al. ; Eleanor King ; Paul Taylor ; Pearl Lang ; Alwin Nikolais ; Lester Horton ; The Negro dance ; "Kykunkor" ; Katherine Dunham ; Pearl Primus ; Talley Beatty ; Alvin Ailey ; Donald McKayle ; The "integrated" company.
Other Titles: Book of the dance
Dance

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Explores The Dance in all its forms of expression; as spectacle, as communication, as a vehicle for the dancer.

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