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Modern dance in Germany and the United States : cross currents and influences

Author: Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
Publisher: Chur : Harwood Academic Publishers, ©1994.
Series: Choreography and dance studies, v. 5.
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Discusses both parallels and distinctions between the history of modern dance in the United States and Germany. This work examines the phenomena of the modern dance movement between 1920 and 1968 in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
ISBN: 3718653656 9783718653652 3718655578 9783718655571 3718655586 9783718655588 3718654695 9783718654697
OCLC Number: 26934952
Description: xix, 167 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Ch. I. Breaking through to Modernity. The decade of fermentation. The Cultural situation in the arts in Germany of the twenties. Isadora Duncan in Europe (1899-1927). Dalcroze in Switzerland, Dalcroze at Hellerau (1910-1914). Radical experimentation. The Total Work of Art, Igor Stravinsky's 'Le Sacre du Printemps' and Nijinsky's choreography. Rudolf Laban. Youth and adolescence, Studies in Paris (1900-1907), The German-Swiss phase (1908-1919), Laban at Monte Verita --
Ch. II. The Formative Years: The Twenties. The General cultural situation in Germany in the twenties. Laban's new phase: the articulation of concepts in writing, choreographing, and movement research. Mary Wigman develops her unique art in Dresden. 'Absolute Dance' (1920-1929). Dance in German theatre in the twenties. Kurt Jooss, youth, adolescence, (1901-1920). With Laban: Stuttgart, Hamburg, (1920-1923) Munster (1924-1926). Director of the Dance Department at the Folkwang-Schule (1927-1933). Laban's fiftieth birthday --
Ch. III. First Encounters Across the Atlantic. The Emergence of American Modern Dance. America's first exposure to German Modern Dance. Harald Kreutzberg, the Third Dancers' Congress. Wigman's Totenmal and Wallmann's Orpheus. Wigman tours America (December 1930, first tour). Dance Repertory Theatre. Graham, Humphrey/Weidman, Tamiris. Mary Wigman's second and third tours (November 1931-April 1932, December 1932-March 5, 1933). Her return to Germany. Ch. IV. Dance in the Tide of Politics: The Thirties. The Leaders of American Modern Dance: Graham, Humphrey-Weidman. Hanya Holm, Wigman's assistant in Dresden (1921-1931). Director of the Wigman School of Dance in New York (1931-1936). The Green Table, the New York debut (1933) America's Response. The Bennington School of The Dance. Goals, realization, performances. The dilemma of German dancers (1935-1939) --
Ch. V. Dance in the Shadow of World War II. The response of the American choreographers to the Civil War in Spain. American Modern Dance during World War II (1942-1944). Holm's pupils (1941-1968). Hanya Holm and the musical. Dance in Nazi Germany after 1936, provincial isolation. The German opera Balletts. Modern dance considered 'degenerate art'. Mary Wigman at Leipzig's Music Academy. Audition with Wigman. Wigman's teaching philosophy. Carmina Burana. Total War --
Ch. VI. Dance Following World War II. The Cultural climate in Germany (1945-1948). Art, Theatre, and Dance after 1945. Palucca, Kreutzberg, Wigman, Chladek, and Dore Hoyer. Ballets after 1948: Germany Opera Ballett Ensembles and international companies touring West Germany. Wigman's move to Berlin in 1949. The last School in Berlin: Wigman under tremendous pressure. 'Le Sacre du Printemps' in 1957. Meeting with Martha Graham at the Berlin Festival 1957. Last visit to the United States in 1958. A summary of her impressions of American Modern Dance. Wigman's last years, Alceste (1958), Orpheus and Eurydice at the Berlin Festival. The Death of Kreutzberg and Dore Hoyer. The Death of Mary Wigman (1973). The Question of her legacy --
Ch. VII. From The Green Table to Journey in the Fog, and Beyond. Kurt Jooss's flight from Germany, artist in exile. Jooss in England (1934-1947), the Dartington years 1934-1942. Jooss/Leeder School. Lisa Ullman and Laban settle in Manchester. The last Publications of Laban. The Death of Rudolf Laban (1958). Jooss as guest choreographer in Chile. An invitation to teach at Swiss summer course. Summer teaching at the Folkwang-Schule, Essen. Kurt Jooss in Essen (1949-1967). Jooss returns to the Folkwang-Schule, the Folkwang Tanz-Theater. Dissolution of the Folkwang Tanz-Theater. Kurt Jooss and the City of Essen. Raising standards of stage dance in West Germany. A closing reflection on Jooss.
Series Title: Choreography and dance studies, v. 5.
Responsibility: by Isa Partsch-Bergsohn.
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