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Dance in Barbados: Reclaiming, Preserving, and Creating National Identities

Susan Harewood and John Hunte (eds)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Dance

Susan Harewood and John Hunte reveal a wealth of information and insight about how the range of Barbados dance and policy on that island helps form identities, from the historical dances, to efforts ... More


Touring, Touring, Touring

Thomas F. DeFrantz

in Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301717
eISBN:
9780199850648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the concert dance tours of Alvin Ailey's dance company called the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the US during the 1960s and 1970s. During the 1960s, the company was very ... More


Kinesthetic City: Dance and Movement in Chinese Urban Spaces

SanSan Kwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199921515
eISBN:
9780199980390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921515.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Kinesthetic City takes as its premise the idea that moving bodies, place, history, and identity are mutually productive. Analyzing both everyday movement and contemporary concert dance ... More


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Martha Ullman West

in Todd Bolender, Janet Reed, and the Making of American Ballet

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813066776
eISBN:
9780813067070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066776.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Janet Reed devotes herself to family life and to becoming a visiting professor of dance at Bard College and Vassar College. Reed also joined the Dance Panel for the U.S. Department of State’s ... More


Too Sexy for Export or Just Sexy Enough?: Martha Graham Dance Company on Tour

Clare Croft

in Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199958191
eISBN:
9780190226329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958191.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter considers how Martha Graham’s dancing and choreography functions as a limit case for American freedom in the history of cultural diplomacy. Cultural diplomacy often exported images of ... More


La Meri and Her Life in Dance: Performing the World

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066097
eISBN:
9780813058320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066097.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

La Meri (Russell Meriwether Hughes, 1899–1988) was a performing artist, choreographer, teacher, and writer who built her career on ethnologic dance from many parts of the world. In the 1920s and ... More


Dancing Unity, Articulating Difference

Sarah Morelli

in A Guru's Journey: Pandit Chitresh Das and Indian Classical Dance in Diaspora

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042867
eISBN:
9780252051722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042867.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines various metaphors that Pandit Chitresh Das and his dancers employed to represent diversity within the Chitresh Das Dance Company, and ways they discussed ethnic and racial ... More


Becoming–Dinosaur: Collective Process and Movement Aesthetics

Anna Hickey-Moody

in Deleuze and Performance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635030
eISBN:
9780748652587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers an interpretation of the integrated dance theatre of the Restless Dance Company as involving a process of turning away from the determinations of intellectually disabled bodies in ... More


Leah Stein

Melanie Kloetzel and Carolyn Pavlik

in Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034003
eISBN:
9780813039442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034003.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Leah Stein is the Leah Stein Dance Company's artistic director, and she is recognized for utilizing both urban and wild environments. She had been able to create performances in places such as her ... More


Jagged Presence in the Liquid City: Choreographing Hong Kong’s Handover

SanSan Kwan

in Kinesthetic City: Dance and Movement in Chinese Urban Spaces

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199921515
eISBN:
9780199980390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921515.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter two experiences the urban terrain of Hong Kong as a kinesthetic dramatization of Hong Kong's unsteady relationship to Chineseness. Through a somatic mapping of the city the chapter examines ... More


Never a Solo

Clare Croft

in Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199958191
eISBN:
9780190226329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958191.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter focuses on the collaboration between the Trey McIntyre Project from Boise, Idaho, and the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company from Seoul, Korea—a key example of the “collaborative ... More


Natural Objects

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

Tudor claimed that in his seminal work Untitled, electronic components were discovered as “natural objects” as they were patched in a feedback loop creating a giant oscillator which generated sounds ... More


Creating for Physically Integrated Casts and Accessibility

Stephan Koplowitz

in On Site: Methods for Site-Specific Performance Creation

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197515235
eISBN:
9780197515273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515235.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter outlines the author’s personal journey when first working with physically integrated casts for two site-specific productions. Lessons and strategies pertinent to issues of accessibility ... More


Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

You Nakai

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

David Tudor (1926–1996) is remembered today in two guises: as an extraordinary pianist of postwar avant-garde music who worked closely with composers like John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen, ... More


Neural Syntheses

You Nakai

in Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor's Music

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190686765
eISBN:
9780190686796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686765.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

One of Tudor’s last projects used an instrument custom-made for him using the neural network chip that had just been developed. The Neural Synthesizer began as an attempt to build a universal ... More


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