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“Love, Let Me Sing You”: The Liminality of Song and Dance in LaChiusa’s Bernarda Alba (2006)

Matthew Lockitt

in Gestures of Music Theater: The Performativity of Song and Dance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199997152
eISBN:
9780199348572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997152.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, Dance

Michael John LaChiusa utilizes the musical theater’s two primary song forms, the book and the diegetic song, in his 2006 musical Bernarda Alba. Song and dance are purported to be functional elements ... More


Jazz Dance in the Broadway Musical

Kirsten Harvey

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Dance

Since the early 1920s, Broadway choreographers such as Albertina Rausch have been finding ways to entertain audiences with dance. Jazz dance, in particular, has evolved every decade to suit the ... More


Dancing into the New Century 1900–1907

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter brings the reader into the new century and follows Mae Murray as she set about making her dreams come true. She is introduced to the likes of Vernon Castle, Julian Mitchell, and Florenz ... More


A “Southern, Brown, Burnt Sensibility”: Four Saints in Three Acts, Black Spain, and the (Global) Southern Pastoral

Paige A. McGinley

in Creating and Consuming the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060699
eISBN:
9780813050928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060699.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the 1934 black-cast opera Four Saints in Three Acts, composed by Virgil Thomson with a libretto by Gertrude Stein. Employing Stein’s landscape dramaturgy as an interpretive ... More


Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This multi-author textbook provides an in-depth look at the rich and varied history of jazz dance, from its African roots in early American society until today. The book is divided into six main ... More


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