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Ausdruckstanz, Workers’ Culture, and Masculinity in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s

Yvonne Hardt

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.009
Subject:
Music, Dance

Yvonne Hardt links the era of early German modern dance called Ausdruckstanz (expressive dance) and the workers’ culture movement in the Germany of the 1920s and 1930s. Both were influenced by the ... More


Gesture-Dance

Erin Brannigan

in Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195367232
eISBN:
9780199894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367232.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Turning to gestural performance in dancefilm, this chapter examines the exchange between silent film performers and the new discipline of modern dance in the first decades of the twentieth century, ... More


Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Rebecca Rossen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199791767
eISBN:
9780199375851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791767.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

While Jews are commonly referred to as the “people of the book,” American Jewish choreographers have consistently turned to dance as a means to articulate personal and collective identities; tangle ... 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


Aesthetics of Early Modernist Solo Dance in Central Europe

Karl Toepfer

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/9780813040257.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Modern dance in Europe established itself as a distinctive aesthetic experience in the early twentieth century through solo dancing by a lone woman in a program of dances designed to reveal the power ... More


Maya Deren: Strategies for Dancefilm

Erin Brannigan

in Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195367232
eISBN:
9780199894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367232.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maya Deren's writings on film provide the basis for considering her dancefilm works such as A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945) and Ritual in Transfigured Time (1945–1946). A pivotal figure in ... More


Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work

Mark Franko

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777662
eISBN:
9780199950119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777662.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Using newly discovered archival sources this book examines the major works of Martha Graham between 1938 and 1953, arguably her most productive period. Graham’s artistic maturation overlaps the ... More


Biblical Heroines and Anti-Heroines

Rebecca Rossen

in Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199791767
eISBN:
9780199375851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791767.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter further scrutinizes gender and Jewishness through an examination of Anna Sokolow’s Songs of a Semite (1943), Pearl Lang’s Song of Deborah (1949–67), and Victoria Marks’s My First Solo ... More


Tales of a Terpsichorean Traveler

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/9780199331062.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This chapter focuses on Shawn’s extensive travels abroad during the height of the Denishawn enterprise in pursuit of learning and adapting authentic “foreign” or “ethnic” dances for the American ... 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


Introduction

Rebecca Rossen

in Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199791767
eISBN:
9780199375851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791767.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Dancing Jewish investigates how Jewish identity is embodied and represented in American modern and postmodern dance over a seventy-five-year period (1930–2005). The introduction distinguishes “Jewish ... More


My Experience and Experiments in Caribbean Dance

Ramiro Guerra and Melinda Mousouris (eds)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ramiro Guerra, the fountainhead of Cuban modern dance, looks back on this life and work, from his childhood in Havana in the 1930s, to becoming a dancer and beginning to transcend the conventions of ... More


Re-Generation

Daniel J. Walkowitz

in City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter chronicles the world of country dance as it underwent changes during the 1970s. The controversial 1974 visit to Pinewoods Camp of the pioneering dance choreographer and teacher from ... More


Dancers of the Empire

Faye Yuan Kleeman

in In Transit: The Formation of a Colonial East Asian Cultural Sphere

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838607
eISBN:
9780824871482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838607.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the relationship between private body and empire by focusing on the life experiences of two modern dancers from the colonies: Choi Seunghee (1911–1969) of Chōsen and Tsai ... More


Modern English Country Dance and the Culture of Liberalism

Daniel J. Walkowitz

in City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the emergence of a transcontinental Modern English Country Dance (MECD) and the liberal body carriage that its music and style promulgated. In the last decade of the twentieth ... 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


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


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


Contemporary Wannabes

Ann M. Axtmann

in Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049113
eISBN:
9780813050010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049113.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

There are many non–Indians––wannabes, hobbyists, and New Age practitioners––who dance at powwows by “playing Indian.” This chapter continues the discussion, begun in chapter 3, of the long history of ... More


On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon

Claudia Gitelman and Barbara Palfy (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813040257
eISBN:
9780813043869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040257.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Soloists ignited the modern dance movement and have continued to renew it. These self-fashioned artists represent the individuality inherent in modernism—the arts movement that arose in the late ... More


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