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An Interesting Experiment in Eugenics

Paul A. Scolieri

in Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199331062
eISBN:
9780190050580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199331062.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter examines the formation and early years of Denishawn, the first American modern dance company and school. It argues that the newlywed Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn harnessed the cultural ... More


America’s Greatest Male Dancer

Paul A. Scolieri

in Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199331062
eISBN:
9780190050580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199331062.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter examines how Ted Shawn’s attempts to fulfill his vision of a “Greater Denishawn”—a physical and artistic expansion of the company and dance school into a full-fledged arts colony and ... More


Staging Ethnologic Dance: La Meri, Whiteness, and the Problems of Cross-Ethnic Embodiment

Rebekah J. Kowal

in Dancing the World Smaller: Staging Globalism in Mid-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190265311
eISBN:
9780190265359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265311.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 2 examines La Meri’s controversial legacy in American concert dance. An Anglo-American dance artist who specialized in Asian and Latin American dance practices, La Meri fashioned herself as a ... More


Plastiques: Jack Smith, Ruth St. Denis, and the dance of gestures

Paisid Aramphongphan

in Horizontal Together: Art, Dance, and Queer Embodiment in 1960S New York

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781526148438
eISBN:
9781526166494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148445.00009
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter shifts the focus to Jack Smith, particularly to The Beautiful Book, his only known photography book. The chapter offers the first sustained analysis of Smith’s photographic practice, ... More


White Womanhood and Early Campaigns for Choreographic Copyright

Anthea Kraut

in Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199360369
eISBN:
9780199360390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360369.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter recounts Loïe Fuller’s pursuit of intellectual property rights in the late nineteenth century. Focusing on the 1892 case Fuller v. Bemis, it approaches Fuller’s lawsuit as a gendered ... More


Pneumatic Dancing Girls

Anya P. Foxen

in Inhaling Spirit: Harmonialism, Orientalism, and the Western Roots of Modern Yoga

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190082734
eISBN:
9780190082765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082734.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 examines American Delsarteism as a form of harmonialism, positioning it between harmonial breath and movement practices being advocated within the broader New Thought movement and the ... More


Introduction: Firsts and Foremost

Paul A. Scolieri

in Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199331062
eISBN:
9780190050580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199331062.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter introduces the reader to Ted Shawn and to the reasons his life deserves a critical reappraisal. It examines how a narrative of his life was constructed over his more than fifty years in ... More


‘I am the Dance’: Towards an Earthed Christianity

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture: Responses to the Work of David Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646821
eISBN:
9780191744853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646821.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

In his efforts to reclaim human experience as the locus of God's ongoing action, David Brown argues that Christians should consider dance as a medium capable of expressing Christian beliefs. As Brown ... More


The Making of Personality

Paul A. Scolieri

in Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199331062
eISBN:
9780190050580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199331062.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter explores the formative influences on Shawn’s decision to become a professional male dancer. In particular, it examines how a serious, paralyzing illness during his adolescence led him to ... More


Introduction

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/9780813066097.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As a historical context for La Meri’s work, this is a short discussion of Western cultural borrowings and fusions from the Renaissance to the 20th century. After considering the early developments, ... More


Ted Shawn: His Life, Writings, and Dances

Paul A. Scolieri

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199331062
eISBN:
9780190050580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199331062.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This book is the first critical biography of Ted Shawn (1891–1972), the self-proclaimed “Father of American Dance.” Based on extensive archival research, it offers an in-depth examination of Shawn’s ... More


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