The Resource Reading dancing : bodies and subjects in contemporary American dance, Susan Leigh Foster

Reading dancing : bodies and subjects in contemporary American dance, Susan Leigh Foster

Label
Reading dancing : bodies and subjects in contemporary American dance
Title
Reading dancing
Title remainder
bodies and subjects in contemporary American dance
Statement of responsibility
Susan Leigh Foster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recent approaches to dance composition, seen in the works of Merce Cunningham and the Judson Church performances of the early 1960s, suggest the possibility of a new theory of choreographic meaning. Borrowing from contemporary semiotics and post-structuralist criticism, "Reading Dancing" outlines four distinct models for representation in dance which are illustrated, first, through an analysis of the works of contemporary choreographers Deborah Hay, George Balanchine, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham, and then through reference to historical examples beginning with court ballets of the Renaissance. The comparison of these four approaches to representation affirms the unparalleled diversity of choreographic methods in American dance, and also suggests a critical perspective form which to reflect on dance making and viewing. -- From publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Susan Leigh
Dewey number
793.3/1973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GV1783
LC item number
.F67 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modern dance
  • Choreography
  • Movement, Aesthetics of
  • Dance
Label
Reading dancing : bodies and subjects in contemporary American dance, Susan Leigh Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading dance : composing the choreographer, the dancer, and the viewer. Deborah Hay ; George Balanchine ; Martha Graham ; Merce Cunningham ; Four bodies and subjects -- Reading choreography : composing dances. Frames ; Modes of representation ; Styles ; Vocabularies ; Syntaxes ; Reading the performance -- Readings in dance's history : historical approaches to dance composition. Allegorical dance in the late Renaissance ; Neoclassical dance in the eighteenth century ; Expressionist dance in the early twentieth century ; Objectivist dance from 1950 to the present -- Writing dancing : the viewer as choreographer in contemporary dance. The Grand?Union ; Meredith Monk ; Twyla Tharp ; Writing bodies and subjects
Control code
ocm12420498
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 307 pages
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9780520055490
Lccn
85016530
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99817935088
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)12420498
Label
Reading dancing : bodies and subjects in contemporary American dance, Susan Leigh Foster
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading dance : composing the choreographer, the dancer, and the viewer. Deborah Hay ; George Balanchine ; Martha Graham ; Merce Cunningham ; Four bodies and subjects -- Reading choreography : composing dances. Frames ; Modes of representation ; Styles ; Vocabularies ; Syntaxes ; Reading the performance -- Readings in dance's history : historical approaches to dance composition. Allegorical dance in the late Renaissance ; Neoclassical dance in the eighteenth century ; Expressionist dance in the early twentieth century ; Objectivist dance from 1950 to the present -- Writing dancing : the viewer as choreographer in contemporary dance. The Grand?Union ; Meredith Monk ; Twyla Tharp ; Writing bodies and subjects
Control code
ocm12420498
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 307 pages
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9780520055490
Lccn
85016530
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99817935088
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)12420498

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