Done Into Dance / Edition 1

Done Into Dance / Edition 1

by Ann Daly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819565601

ISBN-13: 9780819565600

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

This cultural study of modern dance icon Isadora Duncan is the first to place her within the thought, politics and art of her time. Duncan's dancing earned her international fame and influenced generations of American girls and women, yet the romantic myth that surrounds her has left some questions unanswered: What did her audiences see on stage, and how did

Overview

This cultural study of modern dance icon Isadora Duncan is the first to place her within the thought, politics and art of her time. Duncan's dancing earned her international fame and influenced generations of American girls and women, yet the romantic myth that surrounds her has left some questions unanswered: What did her audiences see on stage, and how did they respond? What dreams and fears of theirs did she play out? Why, in short, was Duncan's dancing so compelling? First published in 1995 and now back in print, Done into Dance reveals Duncan enmeshed in social and cultural currents of her time — the moralism of the Progressive Era, the artistic radicalism of prewar Greenwich Village, the xenophobia of the 1920s, her association with feminism and her racial notion of "Americanness."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819565600
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Edition description:
WESLEYAN E
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Prologue: Done into Dance
The Dancing Body
The Natural Body
The Expressive Body
The Female Body
The Body Politic
Epilogue: Twilight of an American Goddess

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