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The Politics of Watching: Staging Sacrifice Across the Atlantic

Kate Elswit

in Watching Weimar Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199844814
eISBN:
9780199376056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844814.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter begins with Mary Wigman’s 1930 Totenmal collaboration with Swiss poet Albert Talhoff. The multimedia spectacle’s invocation of the World War I dead was meant to be “apolitical” even ... More


Alone into the World: Reflections on Solos from 1919 by Vaslav Nijinsky and Mary Wigman

Ramsay Burt

in On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813040257
eISBN:
9780813043869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This is a deeply textured argument that raises questions about the bonds connecting aloneness, relationality, and the ecstatic state, with reference to the theories of Maurice Blanchot and Jean-Luc ... More


Pina Bausch, Mary Wigman, and the Aesthetic of “Being Moved”

Sabine Huschka

in New German Dance Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036767
eISBN:
9780252093869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036767.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter rethinks the relationship between Mary Wigman and Pina Bausch from a viewpoint informed by recent philosophical approaches to dance history. Dance research often draws a genealogy that ... More


Was bleibt? The Politics of East German Dance

Marion Kant

in New German Dance Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036767
eISBN:
9780252093869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036767.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines how dancers during the years immediately following World War II negotiated the terrain of divided Germany. It argues that the careers of Mary Wigman, Gret Palucca, Marianne ... More


Gestures of Vibrating (Interruption) in Rudolf von Laban, Mary Wigman, and Walter Benjamin

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter compares Rudolf von Laban’s and Mary Wigman’s practices and theories of vibrant gestural flow with Walter Benjamin’s theory of gesture as vibrant or intervallic interruption. For Laban ... More


A Second Gestural Revolution and Gesturing Hands in Rainer Maria Rilke, Auguste Rodin, Mary Wigman, and Tilly Losch

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter has two aims: to trace in more detail gestural dance’s ability to realize what Susan Leigh Foster calls “physicality as a discourse”; and to show how modernist dance reflects upon this ... More


How Martha Graham Became a Cultural Ambassador: Modernist on the Frontier

Victoria Phillips

in Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190610364
eISBN:
9780190610395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190610364.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Writing about cultural diplomacy the year before Martha Graham left on her maiden tour, the United States Information Agency concluded, “Events should be planned and ‘planted’ to implement propaganda ... More


Becoming the Dada Body: Masks, Dance and Mime

Dafydd W. Jones

in Dada 1916 in Theory: Practices of Critical Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380208
eISBN:
9781781381526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380208.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The performative aspects of Zurich Dada (without which the inaugural formation would surely have passed unnoticed in the middle of the First World War) constitute the central interest of chapter 2 – ... More


“Dedicated to Freedom”: Martha Graham in Berlin, 1957

Victoria Phillips

in Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190610364
eISBN:
9780190610395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190610364.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

In West Berlin, 1957, Graham performed her solo Judith during the opening ceremonies of Congress Hall, an American-designed modernist building that, with its transparent glass walls, luminous curved ... More


Reforming and Uniforming the Body

Ron J. Popenhagen

in Modernist Disguise: Masquerade in Modern Performance and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474470056
eISBN:
9781474495998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474470056.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In ‘Marionettes Unmasked’, King Ubu is analysed as a masquerade and architectural construction. Jarry’s oversized body mask is distinguished from the art of the puppet and from Edward Gordon Craig’s ... More


Dada Dance: Sophie Taeuber’s Visceral Abstraction

Nell Andrew

in Moving Modernism: The Urge to Abstraction in Painting, Dance, Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190057275
eISBN:
9780190057312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190057275.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Among the founding members of Zurich Dada, Sophie Taeuber created patterned textiles, pure painterly abstraction, anthropomorphic sculpture, intimate dolls, collaborative collages, and live dance ... More


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