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“The Fierce Freedom of Their Souls”: Activism of African Dance in the Oakland Bay Area

Halifu Osumare

in Hot Feet and Social Change: African Dance and Diaspora Communities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042959
eISBN:
9780252051814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042959.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

Naomi Diouf highlights the inadequacies of the vocabulary many North American and European dance critics use in reviewing African dance works by introducing a set of stylistic descriptors to help ... More


La Meri’s Writings

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

in La Meri and Her Life in Dance: Performing the World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066097
eISBN:
9780813058320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066097.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

There is much evidence of La Meri’s lifelong commitment to writing, which seems to have been as central to her life as dance. Fortunately, her thoughts, feelings, and insights survive not only in her ... More


From Tragicomedy to Epic: The Court Ballets of Desmarets de Saint-Sorlin

Jérôme de la Gorce

in Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635849
eISBN:
9780748671120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635849.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Please Provide (as in Journal Copy) It was customary in the seventeenth century to assimilate court ballet with drama, as both art forms were seen to strive for a common aim: the imitation or ... More


Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Paul Carter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The Meeting Place asks what are the conditions of sociability in a globalized world. It argues that the social sciences take communication for granted and for this reason overlook the obstacles to ... More


‘Herodias’ Daughters Have Returned Again’: W. B. Yeats and the Ideal Body

Megan Girdwood

in Modernism and the Choreographic Imagination: Salome's Dance after 1890

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474481625
eISBN:
9781399501958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474481625.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Salome was a source of fascination for the poet and playwright W. B. Yeats, appearing in his poetry, letters, memoirs, and plays. Examining Wilde’s often underplayed influence on Yeats, this chapter ... More


Epilogue: ‘Danced through its Seven Phases’: Samuel Beckett and the Late Modernist Salome

Megan Girdwood

in Modernism and the Choreographic Imagination: Salome's Dance after 1890

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474481625
eISBN:
9781399501958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474481625.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This final chapter asks what became of the veiled woman-in-movement as Salome’s popularity waned and the period of canonical modernism drew to a close. Briefly discussing Salome’s ... More


Dancing With Memory In Fun Home

Alissa S. Bourbonnais

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

To think of choreography as a theorization of identity allows for a conception of movement in which bodies are more than the object of theory; bodies become the active subject, the Merleau-Pontian ... More


Thirdings

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Like Claddings (above), this chapter places the discourse of The Meeting Place in the context of other related work. The performative space constitutive of an encounter that will furnish a durable ... More


Rendezvous

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The three previous chapters constitute the introduction to The Meeting Place. Illustrating the description of the book in the previous chapter, this chapter plunges the reader into the midst of an ... More


Behind the Curtain: Exploring Gender Equity in Dance among Choreographers and Artistic Directors

Eliza Larson

in Dance and Gender: An Evidence-Based Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062662
eISBN:
9780813051956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062662.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 assembles data and renders visible gender hierarchies among choreographers in concert dance in the United States today. Recent statistics in the field are explored to establish a baseline ... More


Engendered: An Exploratory Study of Regendering Contemporary Ballet

Gareth Belling

in Dance and Gender: An Evidence-Based Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062662
eISBN:
9780813051956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062662.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Regendered movement refers to a process where choreographic material is created or adapted with the intention that it may be performed by either male or female dancers with little or no change to the ... More


Over and Above

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The question of the status of Giacometti’s work is raised: does an aesthetic achievement like his have any historical value? Does it have an implications for a better practice of meeting. Examples of ... More


All Change

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

We go back to the figure of Eros the Demiurge (announced above in Hollowed Out). A revivified public space depends on revitalizing the gods who preside over them Pallas Athene, for example, ... More


Liaisons

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter draws together the threads of the previous chapters and places the encounter between northern (Eurocentric) and southern (Australian Indigenous and colonial) ideas of sociability in a ... More


Singing Through

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In this chapter we start to investigate the mechanics of encounter, the gestural and choreographic techniques used to mediate communication where no language exists in common. Australian ... More


X Marks the Spot

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A new theme is introduced: the question of the motivation of meeting. Historically, meeting is precipitated by the migrant, the exile, the one who comes from another place. Therefore, meeting is ... More


G/hosts

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The point has been made that ‘meeting’ is never between two people: it is always shadowed by the desire of encounter. This shadow can be the physical setting, the historical circumstance and the ... More


Enigma Variations

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A discussion of the philosophical significance of thinking dyadically, in terms of a fundamental relation across difference. (Meeting cannot be thought from one side or point of view.) ... More


In Passing

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Even in meeting places very few people meet: most pass by. In Aboriginal Australia, the choreography of non-meeting is institutionalized. There follows a discussion of a famous episodein the ... More


Pigeonholes

Paul Carter

in Meeting Place: The Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816685363
eISBN:
9781452949147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Here some problems of nomenclature addressed. Implicit in our thesis the possibility of a ‘fit’ between people and place: sociability is always a social performance, a matter of timing and spacing. ... More


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