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Dance as Text

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This is a historical and theoretical examination of French baroque court ballet from approximately 1573 until 1670. Spanning the late Renaissance and the Baroque, it brings aesthetic and ideological criteria to bear on court ballet libretti, period accounts, contemporaneous performance theory, and related commentary on dance and movement in literature. It studies the formal choreographic apparatus that characterises late Valois and early Bourbon ballet spectacle and how its changing aesthetic ultimately reflected the political situation of the nobles who devised et performed court ballets.

Bodies of the Text

Author : Ellen W. Goellner
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Dance and literary studies have traditionally been at odds: dancers and dance critics have understood academic analysis to be overly invested in the mind at the expense of body signification; literary critics and theorists have seen dance studies as anti-theoretical, even anti-intellectual.

The Body the Dance and the Text

Author : Brynn Wein Shiovitz
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This collection of new essays explores the many ways in which writing relates to corporeality and how the two work together to create, resist or mark the body of the "Other." Contributors draw on varied backgrounds to examine different movement practices. They focus on movement as a meaning-making process, including the choreographic act of writing. The challenges faced by marginalized bodies are discussed, along with the ability of a body to question, contest and re-write historical narratives.

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition

Author : Sherril Dodds
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In the twenty-first century, values of competition underpin the free-market economy and aspirations of individual achievement shape the broader social world. Consequently, ideas of winning and losing, success and failure, judgment and worth, influence the dance that we see and do. Across stage, studio, street, and screen, economies of competition impact bodily aesthetics, choreographic strategies, and danced meanings. In formalized competitions, dancers are judged according to industry standards to accumulate social capital and financial gain. Within the capitalist economy, dancing bodies compete to win positions in prestigious companies, while choreographers hustle to secure funding and attract audiences. On the social dance floor, dancers participate in dance-offs that often include unspoken, but nevertheless complex, rules of bodily engagement. And the media attraction to the drama and spectacle of competition regularly plays out in reality television shows, film documentaries, and Hollywood cinema. Drawing upon a diverse collection of dances across history and geography, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition asks how competition affects the presentation and experience of dance and, in response, how dancing bodies negotiate, critique, and resist the aesthetic and social structures of the competition paradigm.

The Dance The Story of the Dance Told in Pictures and Text

Author : John Martin
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This early work is a comprehensive study of the history of dance thoroughly recommended for the bookshelf of the dance enthusiast. Extensively illustrated with text and full page photographs. Its 160 pages are divided into five thorough sections: Basic Dance, Dance for the Sake of the Dancer, Dance as a Spectacle, Dance as a Means of Communication, and Dance in the Technological Era. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Dancing Texts

Author : Janet Adshead-Lansdale
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This book takes an innovative approach to dance analysis, looking at issues in the interpretation and reading of dances. Building on Janet Adshead-Lansdale's Dance Analysis: Theory and Practice (1988), Dancing Texts reshapes recent developments in post-structuralist and literary theory to illuminate close readings of dances. Following a thorough introduction to the theoretical basis of intertextuality in relation to dance, the book offers a number of fully worked out examples of dance analysis, with subjects spanning the twentieth century and ranging from video-dance to ballet. The examples chosen include classical, modern and postmodern styles of theatre dance and also explore relations with music, film, architecture, language, popular culture and ethnicity. The shifting and fluid interpretations that emerge illustrate the processes of intertextuality itself, opening up a new arena for dance analysis and criticism. The editor, Janet Adshead-Lansdale, is forrmer Professor of Dance Studies and Head of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Surrey, and the authors are choreographers, researchers, and university lecturers working in dance analysis.

Tibetan Religious Dances

Author : Dalaï Lama V.
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The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems- both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

The Musician s Hand and Text Book

Author : Pierre V. Olker
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Early English Text Society

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History of Dance

Author : Gayle Kassing
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History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachprovides an in-depth look at dance from the dawn of time through the 20th century. Using an investigative approach, this book presents the who, what, when, where, why, and how of dance history in relation to other arts and to historical, political, and social events. In so doing, this text provides a number of ways to create, perceive, and respond to the history of dance through integrated arts and technology. This study of dancers, dances, and dance works within an interactive arts, culture, and technology environment is supported by the National Standards in dance, arts education, social studies, and technology education. History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachhas four parts. Part Iexplains the tools used to capture dance from the past. Part IIbegins a chronological study of dance, beginning with its origins and moving through ancient civilizations and the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Part IIIcovers dance from the 17th to the 20th century, including dance at court, dance from court to theater, romantic to classical ballet, and dance in the United States. Part IVfocuses on 20th-century American dance, highlighting influences on American ballet and modern dance as it emerged, matured, and evolved during that century. History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachincludes the following features: -Chapter outlines that present topics covered in each chapter -Opening scenarios to set the scene and introduce each time period -Explorations of dancers, choreographers, and other personalities -Explorations of the dances and significant choreography and dance literature of each time period -History Highlight boxes containing unusual facts, events, and details to bring history to life -History Trivia, providing insights into how dance relates to the history, art, and society of the time period -Web sites to encourage further exploration -Developing a Deeper Perspective sections that encourage students to use visual or aesthetic scanning, learn and perform period dances, observe and write performance reports, develop research projects and WebQuests (Internet-based research projects), and participate in other learning activities -Vocabulary terms at the end of each chapter Each chapter in parts II through IV provides an overview of the time period, including a time capsule and a historical and societal overview. Each chapter focuses on major dancers, choreographers, and personalities; dances of the period, including dance forms, dance designs, accompaniment, costuming, and performing spaces; and significant dance works and dance literature. The chapters also feature a series of eight experiential learning activities that help students dig deeper into the history of dance, dancers, and significant dance works and literature. These activities are presented as reproducible templates that include perceiving, creating, performing, writing, and presenting oral activities infused with technology. Teachers can use these activities as optional chapter assignments or as extended projects to help apply the information and to use technology and other integrated arts sources to make the history of dance more meaningful. History of Danceis an indispensable text for dance students who want to learn the history of dance and its relationship to other arts of the times using today's interactive technology.

Frank Leslie s Sunday Magazine

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Includes music.

Frank Leslie s Sunday Magazine

Author : Charles Force Deems
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The Dance

Author : John Martin
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Text Presentation 2006

Author : Stratos E. Constantinidis
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Text & Presentation is an annual publication devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship. It represents a selection of the best research presented at the international, interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference. This anthology includes papers from the 30th annual conference held in Los Angeles, California. Topics covered include Beckett, Brecht, Goethe, Tom Stoppard, dance performance, staged violence, the Comedie Francaise, and Greek and Japanese drama. Reviews of selected books are also included.

The Chalif Text Book of Dancing

Author : Louis Harvy Chalif
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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment

Author : Mark Franko
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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment brings together a cross-section of artists and scholars engaged with the phenomenon of reenactment in dance from a practical and theoretical standpoint. Synthesizing myriad views on danced reenactment and the manner in which this branch of choreographic performance intersects with important cultural concerns around appropriation this Handbook addresses originality, plagiarism, historicity, and spatiality as it relates to cultural geography. Others topics treated include transmission as a heuristic device, the notion of the archive as it relates to dance and as it is frequently contrasted with embodied cultural memory, pedagogy, theory of history, reconstruction as a methodology, testimony and witnessing, theories of history as narrative and the impact of dance on modernist literature, and relations of reenactment to historical knowledge and new media.

The Chalif Text Book of Dancing Greek dancing

Author : Louis Harvy Chalif
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The Chalif Text Book of Dancing The fundamental positions and exercises

Author : Louis Harvy Chalif
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The Chalif Text Book of Dancing Further exercises port de bras and standard ballroom dancing

Author : Louis Harvy Chalif
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Thought

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