The need to rethink and question the nature of dance history has not diminished since the first edition of Rethinking Dance History. This revised second edition addresses the needs of an ever-evolving field, with new contributions considering the role of digital media in dance practice; the expansion of performance philosophy; and the increasing importance of practice-as-research.
This title is considered as the first to explore the relationships between the birth of modern dance, new developments in the visual arts, and the renewal of literature and drama in the form of avant-gardetheatrical and movement productions of the early twentieth-century.
Deftly narrated, America Dancing demonstrates the centrality of dance in American art, life, and identity, taking us to watershed moments when the nation worked out a sense of itself through public movement.
This cornerstone of the World of Art series is a succinct, vivid and authoritative guide to the rich history of western dance in all its incarnations from 16th-century court ballet to the genre-shattering contortions of 21st-century theatrical dance.
An exploration by a distinguished group of British professors of the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of dance analysis. Draws on theories of aesthetics, anthropology, criticism, and choreographic and movement theories.
Dance was a fundamental part of the art world in the 1960s, the most volatile decade in American art, offering a radical image of bodily presence in a moment of revolutionary change. Halprin, Forti, and Rainer -- all with Jewish roots -- found themselves at the epicenter of this upheaval.
was an American dancer and choreographer. Humphrey was one of the second generation modern dance pioneers who followed their forerunners in exploring the use of breath and developing techniques still taught today.
was an American pioneer of modern dance, introducing eastern ideas into the art. She was the co-founder of the American Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts and the teacher of several notable performers.