Category: Dance

  • Download Performing Queer Modernism by Penny Farfan PDF

    By Penny Farfan

    targeting the various best-known and so much seen degree performs and dance performances of the overdue 19th- and early twentieth-centuries, Penny Farfan's interdisciplinary learn demonstrates that queer functionality used to be vital to and efficient of modernism, that queer modernist functionality performed a key position within the historic emergence of recent sexual identities, and that it expected, and used to be in a feeling foundational to, the insights of latest queer modernist stories. Chapters on works from Vaslav Nijinsky's Afternoon of a Faun to Noël Coward's Private Lives spotlight manifestations of and recommend methods of analyzing queer modernist functionality. jointly, those case reviews make clear features of either the queer and the modernist, and the way their co-productive intersection used to be articulated in and during functionality at the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century level. Performing Queer Modernism hence contributes to an increased realizing of modernism throughout more than a few functionality genres, the vital position of functionality inside modernism extra usually, and the fundamental relation among functionality background and the historical past of sexuality. It additionally contributes to the continued transformation of the sector of modernist reports, within which drama and function stay under-represented, and to revisionist historiographies that method modernist functionality via feminist and queer serious views and interdisciplinary frameworks and that contemplate how officially cutting edge in addition to extra traditional works jointly engaged with modernity, instantaneously reflecting and contributing to ancient swap within the domain names of gender and sexuality.
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  • Download Serge Diaghilev by Serge Lifar PDF

    By Serge Lifar

    some of the earliest books, quite these relationship again to the 1900s and prior to, at the moment are tremendous scarce and more and more dear. Pomona Press are republishing those vintage works in cheap, top of the range, sleek variants, utilizing the unique textual content and artwork.
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  • Download The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675–1725 (Performance by Kathryn Lowerre PDF

    By Kathryn Lowerre

    not like collections of essays which concentrate on a unmarried century or whose authors are drawn from a unmarried self-discipline, this assortment displays the myriad functionality techniques to be had to London audiences, delivering readers a composite portrait of the track, drama, and dance productions that characterised this wealthy interval. simply because the acting arts have been deeply interrelated, the essays offered the following, by way of students from a number fields, have interaction in discussion with others within the quantity. the hole part examines a well-known sequence of 1701 performances in keeping with the contest among composers to set William Congreve's masque The Judgment of Paris to track. The essays within the critical part (the 'mainpiece') exhibit performers and productions at the London level from quite a few views, together with English 'tastes' in paintings and tune, using dance, the depiction of insanity and masculinity in either spoken and musical performances, and genres and modes within the context of latest feedback and theatrical perform. a short afterpiece seems at comedian items relating to satire, parody and homage. via bringing jointly paintings via students of tune, dance, and drama, this cross-disciplinary assortment illuminates the interconnecting strands that formed a colourful theatrical world.
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  • Download Shoko Nakamura & Wieslaw Dudek (German Edition) by Jan Stanislaw Witkiewicz PDF

    By Jan Stanislaw Witkiewicz

    Das Tänzerpaar Shoko Nakamura und Wieslaw Dudek gehört zur Spitze der internationalen Ballettszene. Es bedient sich einer traditionellen Bewegungssprache, die, präzise und hoch stilisiert, absolute Hingabe fordert. Die gebürtige Japanerin Shoko Nakamura kam nach Stationen am Stuttgarter Ballett und am Wiener Staatsopernballett an das Staatsballett Berlin unter Vladimir Malakhov, der sie 2007 zur Ersten Solotänzerin kürte. Auch Wieslaw Dudek, geboren im polnischen Ostrow Wielkopolski, wechselte nach ersten Engagements in Polen und am Stuttgarter Ballett an das Staatsballett Berlin, wo er von 2006 bis 2014 ebenfalls Erster Solotänzer war.

    Neben den anspruchsvollen Repertoires, die Shoko Nakamura und Wieslaw Dudek unabhängig voneinander erarbeiten, beeindrucken sie immer wieder auch gemeinsam als Tänzerpaar, etwa als Odette / Odile und Prinz Siegfried in "Schwanensee" am Staatsballett Berlin. Die Publikation "Shoko Nakamura & Wieslaw Dudek" beschäftigt sich mit Herkunft, Antrieb und künstlerischer imaginative and prescient der beiden Körperartisten, die seit 2010 auch privat ein Paar sind - und es spürt der Frage nach, was once hinter jener Perfektion steht, ohne die das klassische Ballett undenkbar wäre.
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  • Download From Petipa to Balanchine: Classical Revival and the by Tim Scholl PDF

    By Tim Scholl

    during this wealthy interdisciplinary learn Tim Scholl presents a provocative and well timed re-examination of the advance of ballet from the Eighties to the center of the 20th century. within the mild of a considerate re-appraisal of dance classicism he locates the roots of contemporary ballet within the works of Marius Petipa, instead of within the much-celebrated choreographic experiements of Diaghilev's Ballet Russe.
    Not basically is that this the 1st publication to provide 19th- and twentieth-century ballet as a continual instead of damaged culture, From Petipa to Balanchine locations works equivalent to Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, Apollo and Jewells of their right cultural and creative context.
    The in basic terms English-language research to be in response to the unique Russian soures, this ebook might be crucial interpreting for all dance students. Written in an enticing and stylish kind it is going to additionally attract an individual attracted to the heritage of ballet generally.
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  • Download Dancing At the Crossroads: Memory and Mobility in Ireland: 1 by Helena Wulff PDF

    By Helena Wulff


    Dancing on the crossroads was younger people's chance to fulfill and luxuriate in themselves on gentle summer time evenings within the nation-state in eire until eventually this custom used to be banned via legislation, the general public Dance Halls Act in 1935. Now a key metaphor in Irish cultural and political existence, "dancing on the crossroads" additionally crystallizes the argument of this booklet: Irish dance, from Riverdance (the advertisement convey) and aggressive dancing to bounce theatre, conveys that eire is to be present in a crossroads state of affairs with an organization base in a surprisingly Irish culture that is additionally changing into a in demand a part of eu modernity.

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  • Download Yes? No! Maybe…: Seductive Ambiguity in Dance by Emilyn Claid PDF

    By Emilyn Claid

    Covering fifty years of British dance, from Margot Fonteyn to leading edge modern practitioners akin to Wendy Houstoun and Nigel Charnock, Yes? No! Maybe is an cutting edge method of acting and looking at dance.


    Emilyn Claid brings her lifestyles event and interweaves it with educational concept and historic narrative to create a dynamic method of dance writing.


    Using the Nineteen Seventies revolution of recent dance as a hinge, Claid seems to be again to ballet and ahead to British self reliant dance that is new dance’s legacy. She explores the shifts in performer-spectator relationships, and investigates questions of subjectivity, absence and presence, identification, gender, race and hope utilizing psychoanalytical, feminist, postmodern, post-structuralist and queer theoretical views.


    Artists and practitioners, expert performers, academics, choreographers and theatre-goers will all locate this e-book an informative and insightful read.

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  • Download Dance And Lived Body by Sondra Horton Fraleigh PDF

    By Sondra Horton Fraleigh

    In her amazing publication, Sondra Horton Fraleigh examines and describes dance via her awareness of dance as an artwork, during the event of dancing, and during the existential and phenomenological literature at the lived body. She describes, with functionality photos, particular imagery in dance masterworks through Doris Humphrey, Anna Sokolow, Viola Farber, Nina Weiner, and Garth Fagan.
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