Dance   s Duet with the Camera Book

Dance s Duet with the Camera


  • Author : Telory D. Arendell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-24
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137596109

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Dance s Duet with the Camera Excerpt :

Dance’s Duet with the Camera: Motion Pictures is a collection of essays written by various authors on the relationship between live dance and film. Chapters cover a range of topics that explore dance film, contemporary dance with film on stage, dance as an ideal medium to be captured by 3D images and videodance as kin to site-specific choreography. This book explores the ways in which early practitioners such as Loïe Fuller and Maya Deren began a conversation between media that has continued to evolve and yet still retains certain unanswered questions. Methodology for this conversation includes dance historical approaches as well as mechanical considerations. The camera is a partner, a disembodied portion of self that looks in order to reflect on, to mirror, or to presage movement. This conversation includes issues of sexuality, race, and mixed ability. Bodies and lenses share equal billing.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies Book

The Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies


  • Author : Sherril Dodds
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350024496

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies Excerpt :

The Bloomsbury Companion to Dance Studies brings together leading international dance scholars in this single collection to provide a vivid picture of the state of contemporary dance research. The book commences with an introduction that privileges dancing as both a site of knowledge formation and a methodological approach, followed by a provocative overview of the methods and problems that dance studies currently faces as an established disciplinary field. The volume contains eleven core chapters that each map out a specific area of inquiry: Dance Pedagogy, Practice-As-Research, Dance and Politics, Dance and Identity, Dance Science, Screendance, Dance Ethnography, Popular Dance, Dance History, Dance and Philosophy, and Digital Dance. Although these sub-disciplinary domains do not fully capture the dynamic ways in which dance scholars work across multiple positions and perspectives, they reflect the major interests and innovations around which dance studies has organized its teaching and research. Therefore each author speaks to the labels, methods, issues and histories of each given category, while also exemplifying this scholarship in action. The dances under investigation range from experimental conceptual concert dance through to underground street dance practices, and the geographic reach encompasses dance-making from Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean and Asia. The book ends with a chapter that looks ahead to new directions in dance scholarship, in addition to an annotated bibliography and list of key concepts. The volume is an essential guide for students and scholars interested in the creative and critical approaches that dance studies can offer.

Consuming Dance Book

Consuming Dance


  • Author : Colleen T. Dunagan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190491390

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Consuming Dance Excerpt :

Dance in TV advertisements has long been familiar to Americans as a silhouette dancing against a colored screen, exhibiting moves from air guitar to breakdance tricks, all in service of selling the latest Apple product. But as author Colleen T. Dunagan shows in Consuming Dance, the advertising industry used dance to market items long before iPods. In this book, Dunagan lays out a comprehensive history and analysis of dance commercials to demonstrate the ways in which the form articulates with, informs, and reflects U.S. culture. In doing so, she examines dance commercials as cultural products, looking at the ways in which dance engages with television, film, and advertising in the production of cultural meaning. Throughout the book, Dunagan interweaves semiotics, choreographic analysis, cultural studies, and critical theory in an examination of contemporary dance commercials while placing the analysis within a historical context. She draws upon connections between individual dance-commercials and the discursive and production histories to provide a thorough look into brand identity and advertising's role in constructing social identities.

Defiant Itineraries Book

Defiant Itineraries


  • Author : Lydia Platón Lázaro
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-08-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137471802

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Defiant Itineraries Excerpt :

How did Caribbean rituals helped form new currents in the performing and visual arts of the United States? This book answers this question through an examination of the Caribbean-inspired dance creations of dancer/choreographer Katherine Dunham and the experimental films of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren.

Matthew Bourne and His Adventures in Dance Book
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Matthew Bourne and His Adventures in Dance


  • Author : Alastair Macaulay
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571279890

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Matthew Bourne and His Adventures in Dance Excerpt :

Matthew Bourne and His Adventures in Dance is an intimate and in-depth conversation between the prize-winning pioneer of ballet and contemporary dance Matthew Bourne and the New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay. In 1987, a small, aspirant dance group with a striking name made its debut on the London fringe. In 1996, Adventures in Motion Pictures made history as the first modern dance company to open a production in London's West End. From this achievement, AMP sailed triumphantly to Broadway - winning three Tony Awards - guided by Artistic Director Matthew Bourne. Even before the inception of AMP, Bourne was fascinated by theatre, by characterization, and by the history of dance. In his early works - Spitfire, Town & Country and Deadly Serious - Bourne brought a novel approach to dance. And in his reworkings of the classics of the ballet canon - Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Cinderella - Bourne created witty, vivid, poignant productions that received great acclaim. In the first decade of the new millennium, the company name was changed to New Adventures, and Bourne's 'classics', as well as Bourne's new works - The Car Man, Play Without Words, Edward Scissorhands and Dorian Gray - achieved levels of box-office popularity that have seldom, if ever, been matched in dance. In addition, his choreography for various musicals - My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins and Oliver! - have run for years in the West End and on Broadway. The detail in which Bourne discusses his work with Alastair Macaulay is unprecedented. The two explore Bourne's upbringing, his training and influences, and his distinctive creative methods. Bourne's notebooks, his sources and his collaboration with dancers all form part of the discussion in this book.

Howling Near Heaven Book

Howling Near Heaven


  • Author : Marcia B. Siegel
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429908771

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Howling Near Heaven Excerpt :

For more than four decades, Twyla Tharp has been a phenomenon in American dance, a choreographer who not only broke the rules but refused to repeat her own successes. At the conclusion of Howling Near Heaven, Marcia Siegel writes about the thrill of watching Tharp choreograph in 1991: "Tharp's movement can be planned or spontaneous, personal, funny, hard as hell, precise enough to look thrown away. She doesn't so much invent or create it, she prepares for it. Crusty, driven, demanding, and admiring, she hurls challenges at the dancers. Brave, virtuosic, and cheerful, they volley back what she gives them and more. She watches them. They watch her. It's the most subtle form of competition and cooperation, a process so intuitive, so intimate, that no one can say whose dance it is in the end, and none of the parties to that dance can be removed without endangering its identity. The same is true for all theatrical dance making, all over the world, only most of it isn't so inspired or obsessed." Starting in the rebellious 1960s, Tharp tried her creative wings on minimalism, pedestrianism, and Dada, then abandoned both the avant-garde and the established modern dance. She thrilled a new audience with her witty version of jazz in Eight Jelly Rolls, then merged her dancers with the Joffrey Ballet for the sensational Deuce Coupe, to the music of the Beach Boys. She explored the classical world in Push Comes to Shove, for the American Ballet Theater and the celebrated Russian virtuoso Mikhail Baryshnikov. For her touring company in the 1970s and 1980s, an unprecedented fusion of modern dancers and ballet dancers, she created a superb repertory that included the theatrical full-length work The Catherine Wheel, the ballroom duets Nine Sinatra Songs, and the company showcase Baker's Dozen. Tharp has made movies, television specials, and nearly one hundred riveting dance works. Movin' Out, the dance show that reflected on the Vietnam era using the music of Billy Joel, ran on Broad

American Dance Book

American Dance


  • Author : Margaret Fuhrer
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627885690

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American Dance Excerpt :

The most comprehensive, beautiful book ever to be published on dance in America. "We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance." Groundbreaking choreographer Martha Graham deeply understood the power and complexity of dance--particularly as it evolved in her home country. American Dance, by critic and journalist Margaret Fuhrer, traces that richly complex evolution. From Native American dance rituals to dance in the digital age, American Dance explores centuries of innovation, individual genius and collaborative exploration. Some of its stories - such as Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling or Alvin Ailey founding the trailblazing company that bears his name - will be familiar to anyone who loves dance. The complex origins of tap, for instance, or the Puritan outrage against "profane and promiscuous dancing" during the early years of the United States, are as full of mystery and humor as Graham describes. These various developments have never before been presented in a single book, making American Dance the most comprehensive work on the subject to date. Breakdancing, musical-theater dance, disco, ballet, jazz, ballroom, modern, hula, the Charleston, the Texas two-step, swing--these are just some of the forms celebrated in this riveting volume Hundreds of photographs accompany the text, making American Dance as visually captivating as the works it depicts.

Cinema Studies Book

Cinema Studies


  • Author : Susan Hayward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-18
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317214793

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Cinema Studies Excerpt :

Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fifth edition, the book includes entries on topics such as: Acting Audience CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digitisation and globalization Distribution Experimental film Transnational cinema World cinemas

Dance on Screen Book

Dance on Screen


  • Author : S. Dodds
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2001-06-26
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230509580

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Dance on Screen Excerpt :

Dance on Screen is a comprehensive introduction to the rich diversity of screen dance genres. It provides a contextual overview of dance in the screen media and analyzes a selection of case studies from the popular dance imagery of music video and Hollywood, through to experimental art dance. The focus then turns to video dance, dance originally choreographed for the camera. Video dance can be seen as a hybrid in which the theoretical and aesthetic boundaries of dance and television are traversed and disrupted. This new paperback edition includes a new Preface by the author covering key developments since the hardback edition was published in 2001.

Cinema Studies  The Key Concepts Book

Cinema Studies The Key Concepts


  • Author : Susan Hayward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135120856

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Cinema Studies The Key Concepts Excerpt :

Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is an essential guide for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern times. Now fully revised and updated for its fourth edition, the book includes new topical entries such as: CGI Convergence Cult cinema Digital cinema/Post-digital cinema Dogme 95• Movement-image/Time-image Quota quickies 3-D technology

A Modern Mosaic Book

A Modern Mosaic


  • Author : Townsend Ludington
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN 10 : 0807848913

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A Modern Mosaic Excerpt :

Examines the impact of the modernist art movement on American popular culture in a collection of critical essays.

Dances of Anatolian Turkey Book

Dances of Anatolian Turkey


  • Author : Metin And
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1959
  • Genre: Dance
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105011922809

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Robert Altman Book

Robert Altman


  • Author : Rick Armstrong
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786486045

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Robert Altman Excerpt :

The life and work of motion picture director Robert Altman (1925–2006) are interpreted from a variety of perspectives in this collection of essays. Actors, historians, film scholars, and cultural theorists reflect on Altman and his five-decade career and discuss the significance of music, history and genre in his films. Two actors who have appeared in some of the filmmaker’s most important works are prominently represented, with a statement from Elliot Gould (MASH, The Long Goodbye, California Split) and an essay by Michael Murphy (McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, Tanner ’88). The collection ends with an essay on the importance of death in the director’s final productions The Company (2003) and Prairie Home Companion (2006) by noted Altman scholar Robert T. Self.

The Movie Musical  Book
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The Movie Musical


  • Author : Jeanine Basinger
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101874066

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The Movie Musical Excerpt :

An in-depth look at the singing, dancing, happy-making world of Hollywood musicals, beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white--an essential text for anyone who's ever laughed, cried, or sung along at the movies.vies.

Envisioning Dance on Film and Video Book

Envisioning Dance on Film and Video


  • Author : Judy Mitoma
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135376512

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Envisioning Dance on Film and Video Excerpt :

Virtually everyone working in dance today uses electronic media technology. Envisioning Dance on Film and Video chronicles this 100-year history and gives readers new insight on how dance creatively exploits the art and craft of film and video. In fifty-three essays, choreographers, filmmakers, critics and collaborating artists explore all aspects of the process of rendering a three-dimensional art form in two-dimensional electronic media. Many of these essays are illustrated by ninety-three photographs and a two-hour DVD (40 video excerpts). A project of UCLA – Center for Intercultural Performance, made possible through The Pew Charitable Trusts (www.wac.ucla.edu/cip).