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The makers of modern dance in Germany : Rudolph Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss

Author: Isa Partsch-Bergsohn; Harold Bergsohn
Publisher: Hightstown, NJ : Princeton Book Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of three passionate choreographers and their colleagues who created European modern dance in the twentieth century despite the storms of war and oppression. It begins with Rudolf Laban, innovator and guiding force, and continues with the careers of his two most gifted and influential students, Mary Wigman and Kurt Jooss. Included are others who made significant contributions: Hanya Holm, Sigurd  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Rudolf von Laban; Mary Wigman; Kurt Jooss; Kurt Jooss; Rudolf von Laban; Mary Wigman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isa Partsch-Bergsohn; Harold Bergsohn
ISBN: 0871272504 9780871272508
OCLC Number: 51306925
Description: 102 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Rudolf von Laban --
Munich --
Emile Jaques-Dalcroze --
Monte Verita --
Mary Wigman --
Dance practice at Monte Verita --
war years --
Dada in Zurich, 1916-1919 --
Laban in Stuttgart --
Kurt Jooss --
Jooss meets his master --
Gleschendorf --
Jooss and Leeder --
Laban in America --
Folkwang school --
First dancers congress --
Second dancers congress --
Wigman goes it alone, 1920 --
Gret Palucca --
Wigman as a pedagogue --
Hanya Holm --
Berthe Trumpy --
Vera Skoronel --
Yvonne Georgi --
Harald Kreutzberg --
Wigman comes to America --
Wigman and the Nazis --
Wigman School in New York --
Jooss and the Nazis --
flight out of Germany --
Jooss in America --
Laban and the Nazis --
Jooss in England --
Life at Dartington Hall --
Laban's rescue --
Laban and Jooss in wartime England --
art of movement studio --
Wigman : 1945-1949 --
Wigman : the post-communist years --
Jooss : the post-war years --
Jooss in the sixties and seventies --
legacy.
Responsibility: by Isa Partsch-Bergsohn and Harold Bergsohn.

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This is the story of three passionate choreographers and their colleagues who created European modern dance in the twentieth century despite the storms of war and oppression. It begins with Rudolf Laban, innovator and guiding force, and continues with the careers of his two most gifted and influential students, Mary Wigman and Kurt Jooss. Included are others who made significant contributions: Hanya Holm, Sigurd Leeder, Gret Palucca, Berthe Trumpy, Vera Skoronel, Yvonne Georgi and Harold Kreutzberg. The first book to weave together the connections among these extraordinary artists, The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany contains interviews, personal recollections and translations from German publications - all of which have never appeared before. Illustrated with archival photographs.

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