Looking at Contemporary Dance: A Guide for the Internet Age [NOOK Book]

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With a focus on dance innovation from the late 19th century to the present, this history provides dance students with accessible information on the major contributors to the art. Organized chronologically by the decades in which innovators were born or dance organizations were founded, the study shows the similarities and generational character that arise from shared influence. Rather than illustrations or photographs, this modern guide offers links to YouTube videos and other internet references to view examples...

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Looking at Contemporary Dance: A Guide for the Internet Age

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Overview

With a focus on dance innovation from the late 19th century to the present, this history provides dance students with accessible information on the major contributors to the art. Organized chronologically by the decades in which innovators were born or dance organizations were founded, the study shows the similarities and generational character that arise from shared influence. Rather than illustrations or photographs, this modern guide offers links to YouTube videos and other internet references to view examples of the work discussed. The scope is international, with coverage of German, Swedish, Belgian, Dutch, Taiwanese, Russian, Finnish, and Spanish pioneers of the avant-garde to illustrate that dance is a global language that continues to break boundaries and explore new ideas. Just a few of the 120 artists and performers featured include Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, George Balanchine, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Katherine Dunham, Chunky Move, and Trey McIntyre.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A well-executed compilation featuring more than 110 innovators of contemporary dance worldwide. Included within are Internet URLs. An entertaining read for those wishing to know more about dance, and a reliable resource for those engaged in more scholarly pursuits." —M.W. Wildman, Choice 

"When the authors titled this book Looking at Contemporary Dance: A Guide for the Internet Age, they were being quite literal. Central to the book are 220 search addresses. Useful and up-to-date for teaching dance history and choreography." —Marty Sprague, Journal of Dance Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871273819
  • Publisher: Princeton Book Company
  • Publication date: 6/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 683,136
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Marc Raymond Strauss is a professor of dance at Southeast Missouri State University. He received an MFA in dance education and choreography from Smith College and a PhD in dance and related arts from Texas Woman's University. He lives in Jackson, Missouri. Myron Howard Nadel is a professor of dance and an associate dean for the arts at the University of Texas–El Paso. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School and Columbia Teachers College. He was the founding chair of the dance department at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He lives in El Paso, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Note xii

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Moving into the 20th Century: 1811-1900 1

François Delsarte 1

Émile Jaques-Dalcroze 2

Rudolf Laban 3

Loïe Fuller 3

Serge Diaghiley 4

Isadora Duncan 5

Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn 6

Michel Fokine 8

Mary Wigman 9

Vaslav Nijinsky 10

Asadata Dafora 11

Michio Ito 12

Hanya Holm 12

Martha Graham and Louis Horst 13

The Era's Influences: Philosophical, Psychological and Sociological 16

Doris Humphrey 18

Léonide Massine 20

Chapter 2 The 20th Century: 1900 to 1910 24

George Balanchine 24

Frederick Ashton 27

Kurt Jooss 28

Agnes de Mille and Antony Tudor 28

José Limón 30

Birgit Cullberg 31

Erick Hawkins 31

Katherine Dunham 33

Chapter 3 1910 to 1920 37

Anna Sokolow 37

Alwin Nikolais 38

Sophie Maslow 40

Fresh Approaches to the Same Music 41

The Rite of Spring 43

Jerome Robbins 46

Merce Cunningham 46

Pearl Primus 50

Chapter 4 1920 to 1930 54

Anna Halprin 54

Gerald Arpino and Robert Joffrey 55

Roland Petit 56

Glen Tetley 57

Maurice Béjart 58

Chapter 5 1930 to 1940 60

Donald McKayle 60

Paul Taylor 62

Alvin Ailey 66

New Dance Group 68

The 92nd Street Y (New York) 68

Trisha Brown 69

Chapter 6 1940 to 1950 72

Garth Fagan 72

Pina Bausch 73

Twyla Tharp 74

Meredith Monk 75

Carolyn Carlson 76

Lar Lubovitch 77

Mats Ek 78

Laura Dean 79

Butoh 79

Ulysses Dove 80

Jirí Kylián 80

Richard Alston 82

William Forsythe 84

Chapter 7 1950 to 1960 90

Elizabeth Streb 90

Siobhan Davies 92

Bill T. Jones 93

Ohad Naharin 94

Karole Armitage 95

Meryl Tankard 97

James Kudelka 97

Stephen Petronio 98

Mark Morris 99

Nacho Duato 101

Angelin Preljocaj 103

Claude Brumachon 104

David Parsons 104

Dance Funding 106

Chapter 8 1960 to 1970 110

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker 110

Philippe Decouflé 112

Michael Clark 113

Postmodern Dance 115

Contemporary Technique I 118

Tero Saarinen 119

Sylvie Guillem 119

Lightfoot León 120

Dance Theater Workshop / New York Live Arts 121

Mia Michaels 122

Helen Pickett 123

Shen Wei 124

Alexei Ratmansky 126

Pam Tanowitz 128

Trey McIntrye 129

Chapter 9 1971 to 1980 133

Wayne McGregor 133

Santee Smith 135

Pilobolus 135

Two Dance Spaces: The Kitchen and The Yard 137

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan 138

Christopher Wheeldon 139

Robert Battle 141

Danspace Project 142

Akram Khan 143

Hofesh Shechter 143

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet 144

Sonya Tayeh 145

Kyle Abraham 146

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 146

Dance Umbrella 147

River North Chicago Dance Company 148

Chapter 10 The 1980s and 1990s 153

Contemporary Technique II 153

Brooklyn Academy of Music 154

The Joyce Theatre 155

Alonzo King LINES Ballet 156

Lyon Dance Biennale 156

Joanna Haigood's Zacco Dance Theatre 157

Monica Bill Barnes & Company 158

Dance NOW NYC 159

Chunky Move 159

Older Dancers 160

Venice Biennale 161

Chapter 11 2000 and Beyond: The New Century 163

Sadler's Wells 164

Contemporary Dance Presenters 164

Baryshnikov Arts Center 164

AscenDance Project 165

La MaMa Movies! Dance Festival 166

Dancing on the Edge Festival 166

Center for Performance Research (CPR) 168

Ballet Across America 168

Jacoby and Pronk 168

Bibliography 171

Books 171

Selected Websites 173

Videos/DVDs/Films 173

Index 174

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