Dances That Describe Themselves The Improvised Choreography of Richard Bull

ISBN-10: 0819565512
ISBN-13: 9780819565518
Edition: 2002
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Description: In Dances That Describe Themselves, Susan Leigh Foster leads an inquiry into improvisation as practised by Richard Bull and his contemporaries. Foster is also the author of Reading Dancing and Choreography and Narrative.

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 9/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

In Dances That Describe Themselves, Susan Leigh Foster leads an inquiry into improvisation as practised by Richard Bull and his contemporaries. Foster is also the author of Reading Dancing and Choreography and Narrative.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Genealogies of Improvisation
Structuring Improvisation
Appropriating the Improvisatory
Scoring the Unanticipated
Corporeal Spontaneity
Improvised Democracies
Conversations
Making and Doing
Daniel Nagrin's Workgroup
The Grand Union
Dianne McIntyre's Sounds in Motion
Contact Improvisation
Richard Bull's New York Chamber Dance Group
Improvising Community
Economies of Community
Financing Dances
The Warren Street Performance Loft
Training and Rehearsing
Interactions
Speech as Act
Talking Dance
Signifying Dancing
The Grand Union
Trisha Brown's Accumulation (1971) with Talking (1973) Plus Watermotor (1977)
Bill T. Jones's Floating the Tongue and 21
Ishmael Houston-Jones's Part 2: Relatives
Person-abilities
Storying Dance
Interlude: Epistolary Choreographies from the Dance that Describes Itself
Improvising Choreography
Re-membering Past, Present, and Future
Re-politicizing the Aesthetic
Choreologue
Voices in the Text
A Chronological Listing of Works by Richard Bull
Selected Writings by Richard Bull
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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