The Green Table: The Labanotation Score, Text, Photographs, and Music [NOOK Book]

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No other twentieth century ballet has achieved such world-wide renown, has been more unanimously acknowledged as a choreographic masterpiece, or proved more timeless than The Green Table, the ballet by Kurt Jooss which won the 1932 International Choreographic Prize in Paris. This is the first publication of the entire choreography in Labanotation, together with the annotated rehearsal music. Set in two parts, the book also includes the historical background, performance and production history, extensive study and...
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The Green Table: The Labanotation Score, Text, Photographs, and Music

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Overview

No other twentieth century ballet has achieved such world-wide renown, has been more unanimously acknowledged as a choreographic masterpiece, or proved more timeless than The Green Table, the ballet by Kurt Jooss which won the 1932 International Choreographic Prize in Paris. This is the first publication of the entire choreography in Labanotation, together with the annotated rehearsal music. Set in two parts, the book also includes the historical background, performance and production history, extensive study and rehearsal notes, and a wide selection of photographs spanning 65 years of performances, as well as technical information, biographies, and a complete list of works by Kurt Jooss.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136724565
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 1,130,222
  • File size: 28 MB
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Table of Contents

Part 1
Introduction to the Series vii
Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Labanotation Glossary 1
Breakdown of the Choreographic Content 11
The Choreographic Score of The Green Table 15
Scene 1 The Gentlemen in Black 16
Scene 2 The Dance of Death and Farewells 52
Scene 3 The Battle 100
Scene 4 The Refugees 138
Scene 5 The Partisan 168
Scene 6 The Brothel 192
Scene 7 The Aftermath 235
Scene 8 The Gentlemen in Black 265
Part 2
Introduction 1
Historical Background 3
The Story of the Score 7
Biography of Kurt Jooss 9
Jooss' Wise Covenant with Death 19
Rehearsal Requirements 27
Casting 29
Study and Rehearsal Notes 31
Selected Photographs from The Green Table 43
Appendix A Choreographic Works by Kurt Jooss 71
Appendix B Short Biographies 75
Appendix C International Productions of The Green Table 77
Appendix D Reference Materials 79
Appendix E Excerpts from the Press 83
Appendix F Production History and Performance Information 85
Appendix G The Rehearsal Music 87
Index 143
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