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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


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


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


Experience and its Others

Philipa Rothfield

in Practising with Deleuze: Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474429344
eISBN:
9781474438568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429344.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter draws on Deleuzian thought in order to think through the role of experience within dance and the activity of dancing more generally. It contrasts phenomenological approaches to dancing, ... More


Critical Shade: The Angular Logics of Black Appearance

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter revisits key debates over documentation and authenticity in the emergence of queer studies, which it considers through the work of a contemporary choreographer who engages in a process ... More


Moving Comfortably Between Continuity and Disruption: Somatics and Urban Dance as Embodied Responses to Civic Responsibility

Naomi M. Jackson

in Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199393749
eISBN:
9780199393770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393749.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter addresses how a dance artist’s civic capacities are characterized in relation to specific discourses that dominate any particular context by examining specific discourses of ... More


Joanna Haigood

Melanie Kloetzel and Carolyn Pavlik

in Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034003
eISBN:
9780813039442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034003.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Joanna Haigood serves as Zaccho Dance Theater's artistic director in San Francisco. In order to understand the places in which she holds dances, Haigood makes an effort to look into the natural, ... More


Live, Body-Based Performance: An Account from the Field

Jill Sigman

in Body Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198716778
eISBN:
9780191785351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716778.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter offers an account from the field of postmodern performance, attempting to address the question: why make live body-based performance at this socio-cultural moment? I seek to explain why ... More


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