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Body Machine

Andreas Broeckmann

in Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035064
eISBN:
9780262336109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035064.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter deals with the way in which the meaning of the machine is intertwined with that of the human body. Throughout modernity, the human organism has been understood both as a model for the ... More


Samuel Beckett and Choreography

Susan Jones

in Literature, Modernism, and Dance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199565320
eISBN:
9780191765995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565320.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Extending the theme of close relationships between dance and drama, this final chapter turns to Samuel Beckett's experimental drama as an important site for choreographic innovation in the twentieth ... More


Imagining the Dancing Machine

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/9780199844814.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter asks how human dancers, who never overtly incorporated technology as medium or thematic content, came to be seen as half-machine in much of the written commentary that surrounded their ... More


Picturing Palucca at the Bauhaus

Susan Funkenstein

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/9780252036767.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Gret Palucca quickly ascended to dance stardom in the 1920s. Born in 1902, Palucca received her dance training at Mary Wigman's pioneering Dresden studio in the early 1920s and was among the first ... More


Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes

Gabriele Brandstetter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199916559
eISBN:
9780199370108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916559.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

When it was first published in Germany in 1995, this book was seen as an important publication, the first to explore the relationships between the birth of modern dance, new developments in the ... More


Dance Costume and Movement Space: Spatial Formulas and Their Metamorphoses into Fabric

Gabriele Brandstetter

in Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199916559
eISBN:
9780199370108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916559.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

The dance costume appears—either by revealing the body and its expressive movement or by transforming the form into a figuration of abstraction—as a medium of metamorphosis and simultaneously as an ... More


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