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Myth, Nationalism and Embodiment in American Document

Mark Franko

in Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777662
eISBN:
9780199950119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777662.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter studies Graham’s American Document (1938) in the light of her antifascist politics. It argues that Graham rejected myth in favor of utopia as a format within which to create a ... More


Mediated Bodies: From Photography to Cine-Dance

Douglas Rosenberg

in Screendance: Inscribing the Ephemeral Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199772612
eISBN:
9780199949670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772612.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter offers a trajectory of media specificity in relation to dance on screen by tracing the evolution of dancing bodies on screen, and the material by which they are inscribed. This chapter ... More


Disseminating The Old Men: Mexico City, Europe, the World

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

Chapter Nine provides a sense of the multifarious forms and contexts of presentation of the Dance of the Old Men that proliferated from 1968 onwards in Mexico, the USA, and Europe. Brief snapshots ... More


Destination Lake Pátzcuaro: Creating a Tourist Attraction with an Island and Night of the Dead

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

This chapter focuses on the transformation of Night of the Dead and the island of Janitzio into touristic and folkloric attractions and iconic referents of authentic indigenousness during the 1920s ... More


Moving Images: Adeline Genée and Bessie Clayton’s Danced Histories

Mary Simonson

in Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199898015
eISBN:
9780199369683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898015.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter explores the American performances of dancers Bessie Clayton and Adeline Genée, specifically Clayton’s Dances of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, and Genée’s La Danse. Both of these ... More


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