East Meets West in Dance

East Meets West in Dance
Author: John Solomon,Ruth Solomon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN: 1134360940
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East Meets West in Dance Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

East Meets West in Dance

East Meets West in Dance
Author: Ruth L. Solomon,John Solomon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781315077451
Category: PERFORMING ARTS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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East Meets West

East Meets West
Author: Edward H. Tarr
Publsiher: Pendragon Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781576470282
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East Meets West Book Excerpt:

The waning years of the Russian Empire witnessed the development of a rich tradition of trumpet playing. Noted trumpet scholar and performer Edward Tarr's latest book illuminates this tradition, which is little known in the West. Tarr's extensive research in hitherto inaccessible Russian archives has uncovered many documents that illuminate the careers of noted performers. These documents are reproduced here for the first time. A concise chronological summary of Russian political and musical developments provides an effective backdrop for this inventory of trumpeters. The author ably demonstrates how profoundly Russian trumpet-playing and pedagogy were influenced by emigrées, particularly from Germany (Wilhelm Wurm, Willy Brandt, Oskar Böhme), and how Russian-born trumpeters like Vladimir Drucker subsequently influenced the American musical scene. In his Lexicon of Trumpeters, both Russian and 'Foreign, ' Active in Russia, Tarr supplements his own research with information from valuable but obscure secondary sources in Russian. This lexicon carries the story into the late twentieth century, and includes modern legendary figures such as Timofey Dokshizer. Members of the International Trumpet Guild will receive a discount of 15% on purchases of this title.

Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance

Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance
Author: Yutian Wong
Publsiher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2016-05-11
ISBN: 0299308707
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Directions in Asian American Dance Book Excerpt:

Original essays and interviews by artists and scholars who are making, defining, questioning, and theorizing Asian American dance in all its variety.

Rethinking Dance History

Rethinking Dance History
Author: Larraine Nicholas,Geraldine Morris
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN: 1134827636
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Dance History Book Excerpt:

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. A two-part structure divides the book’s contributions into: • Why Dance History? – the ideas, issues and key conversations that underpin any study of the history of theatrical dance. • Researching and Writing – discussions of the methodologies and approaches behind any successful research in this area. Everyone involved with dance creates and carries with them a history, and this volume explores the ways in which these histories might be used in performance-making – from memories which establish identity to re-invention or preservation through shared and personal heritages. Considering the potential significance of studying dance history for scholars, philosophers, choreographers, dancers and students alike, Rethinking Dance History is an essential starting point for anyone intrigued by the rich history and many directions of dance.

East and West

East and West
Author: Edward Everett Hale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 267
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ohio
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Identity and Diversity

Identity and Diversity
Author: Wang Yunyu,Stephanie Burridge
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN: 1000084396
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identity and Diversity Book Excerpt:

Reflecting the breadth and diversity of dance in the Asia–Pacific region, this volume provides an in-depth and comprehensive study of Taiwan’s dance history. Taiwan is home to several indigenous tribes with unique rituals and folk dance traditions, with an array of eclectic influences including martial arts and Peking Opera from China, and dance forms such as contemporary, neo-classical, post-modern, jazz, ballroom, and hip-hop from the West. Dance in Taiwan, led by pioneers such as choreographers Liu Feng-shueh and Lin Hwai-min, continues to have a strong presence in both performance and educational arenas. In 1973, Lin Hwai-min created Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, the country’s internationally acclaimed modern dance company, and simultaneously produced a generation of dancers not only trained in modern dance and ballet, but also in Chinese aesthetics and history, tai-chi and meditation. Including the voices of dance professionals, scholars and critics, this collection of articles highlights the emerging trends and challenges faced by dance in Taiwan. It examines the history, creative development, education, training, and above all, the hybrid practices that give Taiwanese dance a unique identity, making it central to the renaissance of Asian contemporary dance. In describing how the intersections of dance cultures are marked by exchanges, research and pedagogy, it shows the way choreographers, performers, associated artists and companies of the region choose to imaginatively invent, blend, fuse, select and morph the multiple influences, revitalising and preserving cultural heritage while oscillating between tradition and change.

Learning to Kneel

Learning to Kneel
Author: Carrie J. Preston
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN: 0231541546
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning to Kneel Book Excerpt:

In this inventive mix of criticism, scholarship, and personal reflection, Carrie J. Preston explores the nature of cross-cultural teaching, learning, and performance. Throughout the twentieth century, Japanese noh was a major creative catalyst for American and European writers, dancers, and composers. The noh theater's stylized choreography, poetic chant, spectacular costumes and masks, and engagement with history inspired Western artists as they reimagined new approaches to tradition and form. In Learning to Kneel, Preston locates noh's important influence on such canonical figures as Pound, Yeats, Brecht, Britten, and Beckett. These writers learned about noh from an international cast of collaborators, and Preston traces the ways in which Japanese and Western artists influenced one another. Preston's critical work was profoundly shaped by her own training in noh performance technique under a professional actor in Tokyo, who taught her to kneel, bow, chant, and submit to the teachings of a conservative tradition. This encounter challenged Preston's assumptions about effective teaching, particularly her inclinations to emphasize Western ideas of innovation and subversion and to overlook the complex ranges of agency experienced by teachers and students. It also inspired new perspectives regarding the generative relationship between Western writers and Japanese performers. Pound, Yeats, Brecht, and others are often criticized for their orientalist tendencies and misappropriation of noh, but Preston's analysis and her journey reflect a more nuanced understanding of cultural exchange.

Christianity East and West

Christianity East and West
Author: Thomas Grieve Clark
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 653
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christian union
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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When East Meets West

When East Meets West
Author: M. Sivaramkrishna
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 187
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When East Meets West Book Excerpt:

Papers presented at the Seminar on "The Impact of Philosophy on Anglo-Indian and Indian English Fiction", organized by Osmania University, 1986.

Chinese Dance

Chinese Dance
Author: Shih-Ming Li Chang,Lynn E. Frederiksen
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 0819576328
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Dance Book Excerpt:

As China becomes increasingly important in world relations, many components of the country’s cultural arts remain unknown outside its borders. Shih-Ming Li Chang and Lynn E. Frederiksen’s Chinese Dance: In the Vast Land and Beyond undertakes the challenge of discovering the relationship between Chinese dance in its many forms and the cultural contexts of dance within the region and abroad. As a comprehensive resource, Chinese Dance offers students and scholars an invaluable introduction to the subject. It serves as a foundation of common knowledge from which Chinese and English-language communities can begin a cross-cultural conversation about Chinese dance. The text, along with a comprehensive glossary of key terms, gives English-language readers a chance to understand the development of Chinese dance as it is officially articulated by historians and dance scholars in Asia. An online database of video clips, an extensive bibliography, and Web-based appendices provide a broad collection of primary source materials that invite interactive and flexible engagement by a range of users. The inclusion of interviews with Chinese dance practitioners in North America offers a view into the Asian diaspora experience.

Queer Dance

Queer Dance
Author: Clare Croft
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN: 0199377332
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Dance Book Excerpt:

If we imagine multiple ways of being together, how might that shift choreographic practices and help us imagine ways groups assemble in more varied ways than just pairing another man with another woman? How might dancing queerly ask us to imagine futures through something other than heterosexuality and reproduction? How does challenging gender binaries always mean thinking about race, thinking about the postcolonial, about ableism? What are the arbitrary rules structuring dance in all its arenas, whether concert and social or commercial and competition, and how do we see those invisible structures and work to disrupt them? Queer Dance brings together artists and scholars in a multi-platformed project-book, accompanying website, and live performance series to ask, "How does dancing queerly progressively challenge us?" The artists and scholars whose writing appears in the book and whose performances and filmed interviews appear online stage a range of genders and sexualities that challenge and destabilize social norms. Engaging with dance making, dance scholarship, queer studies, and other fields, Queer Dance asks how identities, communities, and artmaking and scholarly practices might consider what queer work the body does and can do. There is great power in claiming queerness in the press of bodies touching or in the exceeding of the body best measured in sweat and exhaustion. How does queerness exist in the realm of affect and touch, and what then might we explore about queerness through these pleasurable and complex bodily ways of knowing?

Dancing Female

Dancing Female
Author: Sharon E. Friedler,Susan B. Glazer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 1134397909
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing Female Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Perspectives on Korean Dance

Perspectives on Korean Dance
Author: Judy Van Zile
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2001-12-11
ISBN: 9780819564948
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Korean Dance Book Excerpt:

From palace to village streets to international stage, Korean dance is a vibrant and complex art comprised of many different forms. This is a comprehensive guide to this art.

Dancing in the Vortex

Dancing in the Vortex
Author: Vicki Woolf
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 113585307X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing in the Vortex Book Excerpt:

Paris at the turn of the century - Art Nouveau, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Folies Bergere. This was the atmosphere which nurtured the artistic development of the remarkable dancer and choreographer Ida Rubinstein.This long-awaited biography gives us a unique insight into the life of a remarkable woman, responsible for a fascinating chapter of our artistic heritage. She was a chameleon, a diva, who lived many lives, overcoming the anti-Semitism of her times to enchant and captivate the highest of societies. Untrained as a dancer, Ida Rubinstein's charisma attracted collaborators such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Ravel, Cocteau, Bakst, and Benois.

Jos Lim n and La Malinche

Jos   Lim  n and La Malinche
Author: Patricia Seed
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2008-02-01
ISBN: 0292717350
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jos Lim n and La Malinche Book Excerpt:

José Limón (1908-1972) was one of the leading figures of modern dance in the twentieth century. Hailed by the New York Times as "the finest male dancer of his time" when the José Limón Dance Company debuted in 1947, Limón was also a renowned choreographer who won two Dance Magazine Awards and a Capezio Dance Award, two of dance's highest honors. In addition to directing his own dance company, Limón served as artistic director of the Lincoln Center's American Dance Theater and also taught choreography at the Juilliard School for many years. In this volume, scholars and artists from fields as diverse as dance history, art history, Mesoamerican ethnohistory, Mexican American studies, music studies, and Mexican history come together to explore one of José Limón's masterworks, the ballet La Malinche. Offering many points of entry into the dance, they examine La Malinche from various angles, such as Limón's life story and the influence of his Mexican heritage on his work, an analysis of the dance itself, the musical score composed by Norman Lloyd, the visual elements of props and costumes, the history and myth of La Malinche (the indigenous woman who served the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés as interpreter and mistress), La Malinche's continuing presence in Mexican American culture, and issues involved in a modern restaging of the dance. Also included in the book is a DVD written and directed by Patricia Harrington Delaney that presents the ballet in its entirety, accompanied by expert commentary that sets La Malinche within its artistic and historical context.

Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities

Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities
Author: Sitara Thobani
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN: 1315387336
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identities Book Excerpt:

Indian Classical Dance in a Transnational Context explores what happens when a national cultural production is reproduced outside the immediate social, political and cultural context of its origin. Whereas previous studies have analysed Indian classical dance only in the context of Indian history and culture, this volume investigates performances of Indian classical dance in the UK. What is the relation between the contemporary performance of Indian classical dance and the constitution of national, diasporic and multicultural identity? Where and how does Indian dance derive its productive power in the postcolonial moment? How do diasporic and nationalist representations of Indian culture intersect with depictions of British culture and politics? It is argued that classical Indian dance has become a key aspect of not only postcolonial South Asian diasporic identities, but also of British multicultural and transnational identity. Based on an extensive ethnographic study of performances of Indian classical dance in the UK, this book will be of interest to scholars of anthropology, sociology, South Asian studies, Postcolonial, Transnational and Cultural studies, and Theatre and Performance studies.

Powwow

Powwow
Author: Clyde Ellis,Luke E. Lassiter,Gary H. Dunham
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9780803229600
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Powwow Book Excerpt:

This anthology examines the origins, meanings, and enduring power of the powwow. Held on and off reservations, in rural and urban settings, powwows are an important vehicle for Native peoples to gather regularly. Although sometimes a paradoxical combination of both tribal and intertribal identities, they are a medium by which many groups maintain important practices. Powwow begins with an exploration of the history and significance of powwows, ranging from the Hochunk dances of the early twentieth century to present-day Southern Cheyenne gatherings to the contemporary powwow circuit of the northern plains. Contributors discuss the powwow?s performative and cultural dimensions, including emcees, song and dance, the expression of traditional values, and the Powwow Princess. The final section examines how powwow practices have been appropriated and transformed by Natives and non-Natives during the past few decades. Of special note is the use of powwows by Native communities in the eastern United States, by Germans, by gay and lesbian Natives, and by New Agers.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 1350103497
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

An innovative examination of the ways in which dance and philosophy inform each other, Dance and Philosophy brings together authorities from a variety of disciplines to expand our understanding of dance and dance scholarship. Featuring an eclectic mix of materials from exposes to dance therapy sessions to demonstrations, Dance and Philosophy addresses centuries of scholarship, dance practice, the impacts of technological and social change, politics, cultural diversity and performance. Structured thematically to draw out the connection between different perspectives, this books covers: - Philosophy practice and how it corresponds to dance - Movement, embodiment and temporality - Philosophy and dance traditions in everyday life - The intersection between dance and technology - Critical reflections on dance Offering important contributions to our understanding of dance as well as expanding the study of philosophy, this book is key to sparking new conversations concerning the philosophy of dance.

Transcending Boundaries

Transcending Boundaries
Author: Donald McKayle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 1136745726
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcending Boundaries Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.