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Teaching in a New Country

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/9780252042867.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

The first period of Pandit Chitresh Das’s teaching in California (approximately 1971–88) was marked by culture clashes largely deriving from differences in the expectations of his primarily white, ... More


Environments for Self-Learning

Kelly Ferris Lester

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, the author contributes to the definition of somatic pedagogy as a means to encourage self-learning in students in different learning environments, from somatic movement lessons to ... More


What Is a Dance Technique?

Frédéric Pouillaude

in Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

This chapter considers the relevance of applying the notion of “technique” to the dance domain. A single phrase summarizes why we might object to the notion’s application here: namely, dance is a ... More


Technique or Language: An Analogical Impasse

Frédéric Pouillaude

in Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

This chapter takes an historical and textual detour to discuss Marcel Mauss’s (1934) paper “Techniques of the body” (reprinted in Mauss 2006). In doing so, the chapter addresses only the second and ... More


Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Frédéric Pouillaude

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

There is no archive or museum of human movement where choreographies can be collected and conserved in pristine form. The central consequence of this is the incapacity of philosophy and aesthetics to ... More


Lack of Tools as Loss of Memory

Frédéric Pouillaude

in Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

This chapter bases its discussion on Bernard Stiegler’s analysis in Technics and Time (1998). He argues that every technique externalized in material objects simultaneously exteriorizes memory. Every ... More


Intending the Unintentional, Repeating the Unrepeatable

Frédéric Pouillaude

in Unworking Choreography: The Notion of the Work in Dance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199314645
eISBN:
9780190649968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314645.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Dance, Philosophy of Music

This chapter examines the contemporary relationships between improvisation and composition, precisely insofar as these apparently distort how we conventionally conceive of both the work and ... More


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