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No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century
     

No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century

by Nancy Reynolds, Malcolm McCormick
 

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ISBN-10: 0300093667

ISBN-13: 9780300093667

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book chronicles one hundred years of dramatic developments in ballet, modern, and experimental dance for stage and screen in Europe and North America. The volume is magisterial in scope, encompassing the history of theatrical dance from 1900 through 2000. Beginning with turn-of-the-century dancer-choreographers like Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Michel Fokine,

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This book chronicles one hundred years of dramatic developments in ballet, modern, and experimental dance for stage and screen in Europe and North America. The volume is magisterial in scope, encompassing the history of theatrical dance from 1900 through 2000. Beginning with turn-of-the-century dancer-choreographers like Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Michel Fokine, and a bit later Vaslav Nijinsky, and proceeding through the profusion of dance styles performed today, the book provides an unparalleled view of dance in performance as it changed and grew in the twentieth century.
Nancy Reynolds and Malcolm McCormick set dance in broader cultural and historical contexts, examine specific dance works, and explore the contributions of outstanding choreographers, performers, visual artists, impresarios, composers, critics, and other figures. They discuss the breakaway barefoot dance of the early 1900s and demonstrate its links with later forms and styles. With unusual detail, fascinating illustrations, and wide-ranging insights, this book is an indispensable guide to the transformations in the dance scene of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093667
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
928
Sales rank:
138,564
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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