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Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Kélina Gotman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This book traces the emergence and spread of the choreomania concept through colonial medical and ethnographic circles, showing how fantasies of instability—and of the Oriental other—haunted ... More


Interlude: To Sing of AIDS in Uganda

Judah M. Cohen

in The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744473
eISBN:
9780190268183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744473.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter shares its author’s experience in Uganda, where the drama group at the Mbarara chapter of The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) sing, dance, and act out a message of hope in the face of ... More


A Quiet Place

Mari Yoshihara

in Dearest Lenny: Letters from Japan and the Making of the World Maestro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190465780
eISBN:
9780190943790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465780.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

With a joint commission by the Houston Grand Opera, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Teatro alla Scala, Leonard Bernstein undertook a serious new endeavor he had long wished for: the ... More


Madness after Foucault: Medieval Bacchanals

Kélina Gotman

in Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

The nineteenth-century imagination of the Middle Ages—specifically the St. John’s Day dances that intensified in the wake of the bubonic plague, or ‘Black Death’—emphasized bacchanalian raucousness. ... More


Mobiles, Mobs, and Monads: Nineteenth-Century Crowd Forms

Kélina Gotman

in Choreomania: Dance and Disorder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190840419
eISBN:
9780190840457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840419.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

The emergence of crowd theory in nineteenth-century sociology provided a new language for thinking how unruly bodies gather together organically. Drawing on the first large-scale biohistories of the ... More


Confinement, Mendicancy, and the Making of the Street Musician

Samuel Llano

in Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199392469
eISBN:
9780199392490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199392469.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes the social, historical, and legal context in which the San Bernardino workhouse and band were created, and in which their activity developed. San Bernardino was founded in 1834 ... More


Conclusion: A Crisis of Play?

Janet O'Shea

in Risk, Failure, Play: What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190871536
eISBN:
9780190871574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190871536.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

This section contends with a central irony: Americans are among the most competitive people in the world, and yet we are among the least likely to play competitive sports in adulthood. This exercise ... More


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