Reading Dancing: Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Borrowing from contemporary semiotics and post-structuralist criticism, Foster outlines four models for representation in dance which are illustrated through an analysis of the works of contemporary choreographers and through historical examples beginning with court ballets of the Renaissance.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of ContentsIllustrations Preface CHAPTER ONE Reading Dance: Composing the Choreographer, the Dancer, and the Viewer Deborah Hay George Balanchine Martha Graham Merce Cunningham Four Bodies and Subjects CHAPTER TWO Reading Choreography: Composing Dances Frames Modes of Representation Styles Vocabularies Syntaxes Reading the Performance CHAPTER THREE Readings in Dance's History: Historical Approaches to Dance Composition Allegorical Dance in the Late Renaissance Neoclassical Dance in the Eighteenth Century Expressionist Dance in the Early Twentieth Century Objectivist Dance from 1950 to the Present CHAPTER FOUR Writing Dancing: The Viewer as Choreographer in Contemporary Dance The Grand Union Meredith Monk Twyla Tharp Writing Bodies and Subjects Notes Selected Bibliography Index