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The Routledge dance studies reader

Author: Alexandra Carter; Janet O'Shea
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Represents the range and diversity of writings on dance from the mid-to-late twentieth century, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Carter; Janet O'Shea
ISBN: 9780415485999 0415485991 9780415485982 0415485983
OCLC Number: 427645007
Notes: Cover title on cloth binding only.
Description: xvii, 405 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Roots/routes of dance studies / Janet O'Shea --
Part I. Making dance --
2. Choreographers: dancing for de Valois and Ashton / Annabel Farjeon --
3. Torse: there are no fixed points in space / Merce Cunningham with Jacqueline Lesschaeve --
4. Recovering Hurston, reconsidering the choreographer / Anthea Kraut --
5. Reworking the ballet: stillness and queerness in 'Swan Lake, 4 acts' / Vida Midgelow --
6. Making space, speaking spaces / Carol Brown --
7. Reflections on new directions in Indian dance / Chandralekha --
8. What's it worth to ya?: adaptation and anachronism: Rennie Harris's Puremovement and Shakespeare / Anna B. Scott --
Part II. Performing dance --
9. I am a dancer / Martha Graham --
10. Tracing the past: writing history through the body / Ann Cooper Albright --
11. Cabbages and kings: disability, dance and some timely considerations / Adam Benjamin --
12. Hips, hip-notism, hip(g)nosis: the mulata performances of Ninón Sevilla / Melissa Blanco Borelli --
13. Still curious / Emilyn Claid --
Part III. Ways of looking --
14. Dance and gender: formalism and semiotics reconsidered / Stephanie Jordan and Helen Thomas --
15. A tapestry of intertexts: dance analysis for the twenty-first century / Janet Lansdale --
16. Looking at movement as culture: contact improvisation to disco / Cynthia J. Novack --
17. Getting off the Orient Express / Shobana Jeyasingh --
18. Bridging the critical distance / Marcia B. Siegel --
19. Two analyses of "Dancing in the dark" ('The band wagon, ' 1953) / Richard Dyer and John Mueller --
Part IV. Locating dance in history and society --
20. In pursuit of the sylph: ballet in the Romantic period / Deborah Jowitt --
21. Nijinsky: modernism and heterodox representations of masculinity / Ramsay Burt --
22. Women writing the body: let's watch a little how she dances / Elizabeth Dempster --
23. Gambling femininity: tango wallflowers and femmes fatales / Marta E. Savigliano --
24. Choreographing a flexible Taiwan: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and Taiwan's changing identity / Yatin Lin --
25. Reality check: 'Dancing with the stars' and the American dream / Juliet McMains --
26. From interculturalism to historicism: reflections on classical Indian dance / Pallabi Chakravorty --
Part V. Debating the discipline --
27. Choreographing history / Susan Leigh Foster --
28. Differentiating phenomenology and dance / Philipa Rothfield --
29. Dance studies in the international academy: genealogy of a disciplinary formation / Jens Richard Giersdorf --
30. Shifting perspectives on dance ethnography / Theresa Jill Buckland --
31. Slamdancing with the boundaries of theory and practice: the legitimisation of popular dance / Sherril Dodds --
32. What is art? / Betty Redfern.
Other Titles: Dance studies reader
Responsibility: edited by Alexandra Carter and Janet O'Shea.
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