By Marc Raymond Strauss, Myron Howard Nadel

ISBN-10: 0871273543

ISBN-13: 9780871273543

With a spotlight on dance innovation from the overdue nineteenth century to the current, this historical past offers dance scholars with obtainable info at the significant members to the artwork. geared up chronologically by means of the a long time during which innovators have been born or dance companies have been based, the examine exhibits the similarities and generational personality that come up from shared impression. instead of illustrations or pictures, this contemporary advisor deals hyperlinks to YouTube video clips and different web references to view examples of the paintings mentioned. The scope is overseas, with assurance of German, Swedish, Belgian, Dutch, Taiwanese, Russian, Finnish, and Spanish pioneers of the avant-garde to demonstrate that dance is a world language that keeps to damage obstacles and discover new rules. quite a few of the a hundred and twenty artists and performers featured contain Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, George Balanchine, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Katherine Dunham, Chunky circulation, and Trey McIntyre.

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Dafora predated and strongly influenced more familiar early African-­ American modern dancers and choreographers like Pearl Primus, Katherine Dunham, and Donald McKayle. Moving from Africa to the United States in 1929, Dafora is generally acknowledged as the first to present authentic ­A frican-based dance on the concert stage (he was also an accomplished drummer, folk opera and concert singer, composer, and writer). Dedicated to exposing people to African culture, his company, Shogolo Oloba (f.

Graham tenaciously dug into the physical basis of drama and found movements that ultimately became the kinesthetic essence of each moment. com, search “’Acts of Light’ (1984)–with Introduction by Martha Graham”], and continuing with later works in her company, softened and made more musical her sharp and formal structures in ways that allow more accessibility than her often harsh, troubling, difficult themes. Patricia Birch (b. circa 1934), a soloist for Graham for a time but best known as a choreographer of Broadway musicals (notably 1972’s Grease, for which she won a Tony Award), noted: “Nobody knew how to cut a stage better than Martha—diagonal, straight across, front to back.

As a loving grandson, I will never question the veracity of her statement. 8 Robertson and Hutera, The Dance Handbook, pp. 56–57. 9 Craine and Mackrell, Oxford Dictionary of Dance, p. 325. org/wiki/Asadata_Dafora. 11 Mary-Jean Cowell (2009). pdf. 12 Rose Eichenbaum, Masters of movement: Portraits of America’s great choreographers (Washington, D. : Smithsonian Books, 2004), p. 94. nytimes. ref=dance. 14 Macel, Emily. (July 2009). Terese Capucilli. Dance Magazine. com/issues/July-2009/Terese-Capucilli.

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