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Transmissions in dance : contemporary staging practices

Author: Lesley Main
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a collection of essays that capture the artistic voices at play during a staging process. Situating familiar practices such as reimagining, reenactment and recreation alongside the related and often intersecting processes of transmission, translation and transformation, it features deep insights into selected dances from directors, performers, and close associates of choreographers. The breadth of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Main
ISBN: 9783319648729 3319648721
OCLC Number: 1010575550
Description: xvii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introductions / Lesley Main --
Transmission: from archive to production re-imagining Laban---contemporizing the past, envisioning the future / Alison Curtis-Jones --
Impure transmissions: traditions of modern dance across historical and geographical boundaries / Fabián Barba --
Performing history: Wind tossed (1936), natural movement and the hyper-historian / Maria Salgado Llopis --
The transmission-translation-transformation of Doris Humphrey's Two ecstatic themes (1931) / Lesley Main --
Transmission as process and power in Graham's Chronicle (1936) / Kim Jones --
Transmitting Trio A (1966): the relations and sociality of an unspectacular dance / Sara Wookey --
Silent transformations in choreography---making over time: Rosemary Butcher's practice of 'looking back and ahead' / Stefanie Sachsenmaier --
The living cultural heritage of Robert Cohan / Paul R.W. Jackson.
Responsibility: Lesley Main, editor.

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