Dancing Through History

ISBN-10: 0132043890
ISBN-13: 9780132043892
Edition: 1st 1993
Authors: Joan Cass
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Description: B Setting dance within a cultural context that is both understandable and interesting, this insightful reference captures the true art form of dance and traces the activity of dance as it existed down through the ages and all over the world.  More...

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Book details

List price: $145.60
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/23/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

B Setting dance within a cultural context that is both understandable and interesting, this insightful reference captures the true art form of dance and traces the activity of dance as it existed down through the ages and all over the world. Beginning with the origins of dance and moving on to what takes place on Western dance stages today, this volume offers a sweeping overview of primitive, ethnic, and folk dance forms ... examines the major branches of Western dance art including ballet from its inception in 16th century Europe, modern dance, jazz, avant-garde, and the international eclectic contemporary scene ... tracks the repertory, technical training of performers, and creative theory of the many traditions that unify this art form ... includes discussions of significant dancers, their contributions, and the performers that inspired them; the background of period styles; pertinent ideas of major choreographers; capsule biographies of outstanding dance artists; effects of music and design on choreography; national characteristics of dance; the psychology of performers; and coverage on such concepts as Classic, Romantic, and Avant-garde to clarify trends and invoke thought on the Dance Art and society ... and makes many comparisons to current day events. Suitable for anyone involved or interested in dance history.

Preface
World Overview: The Dance of Life
Prologue: A Historical Sense of Direction
Tribal Rites
The Life of Stone Age Man
Dance in Tribal Societies
Forms of Ritual Dance
Tribal Culture and the Modern World
Asian Ceremonies
Oriental Dance, Past and Present
Early Mediterranean Civilizations
Our Dancing Ancestors
Folk Dance Development in Medieval Europe and Today
The Church versus Secular Dance
European Ballet Tours
Noble Beginnings
Aristocratic Entertainment 1300 to 1600
Court Spectacles
France, England, Italy, from the 1530s to 1640s
The Sun King Dances
French Royal Ballet from 1650 to 1700s
Entrechats and Revolutions
Professional Ballet 1714 to 1789
Historical Paradoxes
Art and Society in France from 1789 to 1820
Romantic Ballet
The Taglioni Influence
Exotic Voyages
The Impact of Fanny Elssler
Giselle
Timeless Romantic Ballet
Travelogue
From Bournonville in Denmark to Coppelia in France
Russian Imperial Heights
The Age of Petipa
Experiments in Entertainment
Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes
International Regrouping
European Ballet from 1929 to 1945
British Taste and Manners
Ballet in England from 1910 to the Present
Reprise
European Ballet After Four Hundred Years
Dance in America
In The Beginning
American Dance up to the 1900s
Modern Dance Creations
Isadora Duncan and Forerunners
Denishawn
From Sacred Dance to Jacob's Pillow
German Detour
European Modern Dance
Towering Genius of Psychodrama
Martha Graham
Humanists
Humphrey Weidman
Impressive Figures
Tamiris, Horton and Lewitzky
Mid-Century Modern Dance
Anna Sokolow and Jose Limon
Afro-American Dancers
Jazz Beat
Revival of American Ballet
New York City Ballet, from the 1930s to the Present
The Many Styles of American Ballet
American Ballet from the 1930s to the Present
Bodies in Motion
Merce Cunningham and Alwin Nikolais
Movement Abstractions and Beyond
Major Figures of the Avant-Garde
Epilogue: The Judgment of History
Bibliography
Index

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