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Valuing Dance: Commodities and Gifts in Motion

Susan Leigh Foster

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933975
eISBN:
9780190934019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933975.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Because dance materializes through and for people, because we learn to dance from others and often present dance to others, the moment of its transmission is one of dance’s central and defining ... More


Form and Freedom in Kathak Performance

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/9780252042867.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

In Pandit Chitresh Das’s kathak community, a full-length kathak solo was considered the primary rite of passage for a senior kathak student transitioning into a performance career. This performance ... More


Situated Narratives and Sacred Dance: Performing the Entangled Histories of Cuba and West Africa

Jill Flanders Crosby and JT Torres

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781683402060
eISBN:
9781683402954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683402060.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Through a revolutionary ethnographic approach that foregrounds storytelling and performance as alternative means of knowledge, this book explores shared ritual traditions between the Anlo-Ewe people ... More


Introduction

Susan Leigh Foster

in Valuing Dance: Commodities and Gifts in Motion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190933975
eISBN:
9780190934019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933975.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The Introduction poses the central question of the book: how is value defined and determined in dance? In answering this question it puts forth a definition of value as a central element within human ... More


The Power of Performance

Alva Noë

in Learning to Look: Dispatches from the Art World

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190928216
eISBN:
9780197601136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928216.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter details one of the performances in the exhibition “Move: Choreographing You” at the Hayward Gallery in London's Southbank Centre in 2010. The exhibition looked at the way performance and ... More


Totalitarianism, Uncertainty, and Ballet

Janice Ross

in Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207637
eISBN:
9780300210644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207637.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes Yakobson's use of improvisation to choreograph movements and gestures beyond what the body could do. In his company, Yakobson utilized the unexpected chance to reflect artistic ... More


The Duel and the Rhetoric of Honor

Scott K. Taylor

in Honor and Violence in Golden Age Spain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126853
eISBN:
9780300151695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126853.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the concept of a duel and its main aspects during the Golden Age in Spain. The duel was not simply a flurry of irrational violence but was instead a carefully choreographed ... More


Rome (2005–8)

Sylvie Magerstädt

in TV antiquity: Swords, sandals, blood and sand

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781784995324
eISBN:
9781526144614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995324.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This section contains a case study of the HBO–BBC co-production Rome (2005–7).


Starz Spartacus (2010–13)

Sylvie Magerstädt

in TV antiquity: Swords, sandals, blood and sand

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781784995324
eISBN:
9781526144614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995324.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This section contains a case study of the HBO–BBC co-production STARZ Spartacus (2010-13).


A Great Place to Make a Show

Kevin Winkler

in Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190090739
eISBN:
9780190090760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090739.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Tommy Tune’s skill in reassembling a musical’s various elements into a new entity was pushed to an extreme with Grand Hotel. He chopped up, or spliced, the book (by Luther Davis) and songs (by George ... More


Choreographing Masculinity in Contemporary Israeli Culture

Yehuda Sharim

in Choreographies of 21st Century Wars

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190201661
eISBN:
9780190201692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201661.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

The history of the Israeli soldier, including his or her physical training and regimentation, is one not only of constant and ingrained pursuit of nationalistic forms of military heroism but also of ... More


Specter of War, Spectacle of Peace: The Lowering of Flags Ceremony at the Wagah and Hussainiwala Border Outposts

Neelima Jeychandran

in Choreographies of 21st Century Wars

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190201661
eISBN:
9780190201692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201661.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

Every evening at the India-Pakistan border stations of Wagah and Hussainiwala, the gates at the border are closed for the day with a retreat ceremony called the lowering of flags. Performed by the ... More


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