By Gay Morris

ISBN-10: 0203991192

ISBN-13: 9780203991190

ISBN-10: 0415125421

ISBN-13: 9780415125420

Relocating phrases offers an instantaneous line into the main urgent concerns in modern dance scholarship, in addition to insights into ways that dance contributes to and creates tradition. rather than representing a unmarried point of view, the essays during this quantity mirror more than a few views and symbolize the debates swirling inside of dance. The participants confront simple questions of definition and interpretation inside dance experiences, whereas while analyzing broader matters, corresponding to the physique, gender, category, race, nationalism and cross-cultural trade. particular essays tackle such issues because the black male physique in dance, gender and subversions within the dances of Mark Morris, race and nationalism in Martha Graham's 'American Document', and the historical past of oriental dance.

Show description

Read or Download Moving Words: Re-Writing Dance PDF

Similar dance books

Download e-book for kindle: Dancing at the Dawn of Agriculture by Yosef Garfinkel

Because the nomadic hunters and gatherers of the traditional close to East became to agriculture for his or her livelihood and settled into villages, non secular ceremonies regarding dancing turned their fundamental capability for bonding contributors into groups and families into villages. So very important was once dance that scenes of dancing are one of the oldest and such a lot power issues in close to japanese prehistoric artwork, and those depictions of dance followed the unfold of agriculture into surrounding areas of Europe and Africa.

Get The Ballet Lover's Companion PDF

This attractive ebook is a welcome advisor to the main winning and enjoyed ballets visible at the level this day. Dance author and critic Zoe Anderson specializes in one hundred forty ballets, a middle overseas repertory that encompasses works from the airy global of romantic ballet to the edgy, muscular works of contemporary choreographers.

Read e-book online Dancing Into Darkness: Butoh, Zen, and Japan PDF

Dancing Into Darkness is Sondra Horton Fraleigh's chronological diary of her deepening realizing of and appreciation for this artwork shape, as she strikes from a place of aesthetic reaction as an viewers member to that of assimilation as a pupil. As a pupil of Zen and butoh, Fraleigh witnesses her personal inventive and private transformation via essays, poems, interviews, and reflections spanning twelve years of analysis, a lot of it in Japan.

Download e-book for kindle: Dooplé: The Eternal Law of African Dance by Alphonse Tierou

The African dancer calls for entire technical mastery and needs to admire the best ideas passed down via the society of the Masques de Sagesse. Alphonse Tirou is from the Ouenon humans of the Ivory Coast. His significant research is the 1st written checklist of this oral culture and it explains the hobbies, codes and meanings of the conventional African dance.

Extra info for Moving Words: Re-Writing Dance

Sample text

Concerned with the relationship between notes/moves and meter, these are groupings that begin at or before the bar-line respectively. In the following Ashton example, the effect can be seen of shifting relationships between dance steps and the bar-line and overlapping groupings of music and dance. This is Ashton’s Sarabande solo created in 1968 for the Prince in The Sleeping Beauty (inserted before he sees Aurora in the vision scene). The interaction between grouping and meter is a rhythmic feature often discussed by music analysts—meter shapes the group dynamically—and it is an extremely subtle and important feature of this dance.

There are similar dynamic discrepancies produced by different means in Ashton’s The Dream pas de deux (1964), sharpnesses, as in the sissonnes into arabesque near the end, which create a dangerous restlessness against musical resistance. Here, too, these sharpnesses are in character, suggesting the willfulness and impetuous power of Oberon and Titania. Turning to the issue of establishing a style, my method proved revealing about the various aspects of a choreographer’s musical/choreographic style.

It seems to be in the nature of modern dance to generate close familial units, and for those communities to share not only a practical arrangement for working but a way of thinking about dance and society. Modern dance is by nature utopian, in the sense that it seeks alternatives to dance forms it considers decadent and/or conservative. It is a persistently marginal activity in the culture, and sacrifice has always been an accepted condition of a modern dancer’s life. In return, he or she molds body and soul to the aims of the company, ideals that are often political as well as aesthetic.

Download PDF sample

Moving Words: Re-Writing Dance by Gay Morris


by Mark
4.1

Rated 4.48 of 5 – based on 13 votes