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Under the Greenwood Tree Cover Under the Greenwood Tree Cover
Format: 
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813198835
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780813198842
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series
Illustrations: 32 b&w illustrations
Description:
In the summer of 1960, director C. Douglas Ramey took his Carriage House Players theater company down the street from their Old Louisville venue to Central Park, where the actors performed scenes from the Shakespeare classic Much Ado about Nothing. Buoyed by the enthusiastic audience response, Ramey's company returned to the park the next year for the first full season of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.
We Women of Tehran Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9788869773266
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Literature
Description:
Originally written for the stage, We, the Women of Tehran illustrates from a female standpoint the origins and contradictions of the Iranian capital, and the rights of religious minorities and women. It showcases women who have played a leading role in various disciplines and sports but who all too often have simply become an element in the regime's propaganda. The volume presents a lively narrative with verses from the great Persian poets and a hefty dose of irony: as a way to laugh about complex issues and dismantle misleading stereotypes.
Baring Unbearable Sensualities Cover Baring Unbearable Sensualities Cover
Format: 
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780819500052
Pub Date: 05 Oct 2021
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780819500045
Pub Date: 05 Oct 2021
Description:
Theorizing the experiences of black and brown bodies in hip hop dance Baring Unbearable Sensualities brings together a bold methodology, an interdisciplinary perspective and a rich array of primary sources to deepen and complicate mainstream understandings of Hip Hop Dance, an Afro-diasporic dance form, which have generally reduced the style to a set of techniques divorced from social contexts. Drawing on close observation and interviews with Hip Hop pioneers and their students, Rosemarie A. Roberts proposes that Hip Hop Dance is a collective and sentient process of resisting oppressive manifestations of race and power.
Funding Bodies Cover Funding Bodies Cover
Format: 
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780819580511
Pub Date: 05 Oct 2021
Illustrations: 20 b&w photos, 1 table
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780819580528
Pub Date: 05 Oct 2021
Illustrations: 20 b&w photos, 1 table
Description:
How NEA funding policies have shaped the field of dance Funding Bodies is the first scholarly study of NEA to focus specifically on dance. It departs from a choreographic question: How have federal grant guidelines rewarded specific patterns of dance practice and production? Drawing upon archival documentation of NEA narratives, program eligibility guidelines, and standards of evaluation as well as testimony from past and present insiders, Wilbur's work theorizes endowment as an economic and practical struggle by people with differential power and competing investments in the production and professionalization of dance.
Caught Falling Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780937645093
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2021
Description:
The inside-out of dancer/Contact Quarterly editor Nancy Stark Smith's life as seen through the kaleidoscope of her thirty-six year involvement with Contact Improvisation. The book includes Q&As between the authors tracing the history of the dance form; photos of dancing and living; life stories; anecdotes from friends, colleagues, and family; and a description of Stark Smith's Underscore. The Underscore is a framework for practicing and researching dance improvisation that Stark Smith has been developing since the early 1990s.
Handbook in Motion Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780937645055
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2021
Description:
Tracing a period in her life from the 1969 Woodstock Festival through the following years living on the land, this singular dance artist's direct and poetic writings bring a turbulent transitional era to life. Arriving in New York in the early 60's from California, she brought with her a series of pieces that proved to be a serious influence on the development of "postmodern" dance in years to come. Her "dance-constructions" were based on a concern with bodies in action, the movement not being stylized or presented for its visual line but rather as a physical fact.
Inside Motion Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9780965166508
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2021
Description:
Inside Motion is a comprehensive study of anatomical imagery based on the Todd-Clark body alignment work as developed by dancer and teacher John Rolland. Carefully organized as a learning manual, it comprises a complete description of the skeletal system. The basic goal of the work is the improvement of one's physical balance through a creative learning process that integrates mental and physical capacities.
Sensing, Feeling, and Action Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780937645147
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2021
Illustrations: 70 b&w photos, 85 b&w line drawings
Description:
Pioneering movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen's innovative approach to embodiment, movement analysis and reeducation, Body-Mind Centering, is the subject of this book of collected essays, interviews, and exercises written for Contact Quarterly dance journal between 1980 and 2009. Drawing from both Western and Eastern scientific knowledge, BMC is an experiential study of the body systems and the evolutionary developmental patterns that underlie human movement. Her unique viewpoint is made evident in twenty-one chapters addressing specific systems, including the organs, neuroendocrine system, fluids, developmental movement, reflexes, perceptual system, embryology, cellular, and autonomic nervous system.
Moving Bodies, Navigating Conflict Cover Moving Bodies, Navigating Conflict Cover
Format: 
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780819578891
Pub Date: 07 Apr 2020
Illustrations: 9 photos
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780819578907
Pub Date: 07 Apr 2020
Illustrations: 9 photos
Description:
Moving Bodies, Navigating Conflict is a groundbreaking ethnographic examination of dance practice in Colombo, Sri Lanka, during the civil war (1983–2009). It is the first book of scholarship on bharata natyam (a classical dance originating in India) in Sri Lanka, and the first on the role of dance in the country’s war. Focusing on women dancers, Ahalya Satkunaratnam shows how they navigated conditions of conflict and a neoliberal, global economy, resisted nationalism and militarism, and advocated for peace.
Using the Sky Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9780819579119
Pub Date: 03 Dec 2019
Description:
Deborah Hay is an internationally renowned dance artist whose unique approach to bodily practice has had lasting impact on American choreography. Her commitment to dance as a process is as exquisite as it is provoking. Rooted in NYC’s 1960s experimental Judson Dance Theater in New York, Hay’s work has evolved through experimentation with a use of language that is unique to dance.
Drawing the Surface of Dance Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780819579065
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2019
Description:
Soloing on the page, choreographer Annie-B Parson rethinks choreography as dance on paper. Parson draws her dances into new graphic structures calling attention to the visual facts of the materiality of each dance work she has made. These drawings serve as both maps of her pieces in the aftermath of performance, and a consideration of the elements of dance itself.
Nation, Community, Self Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9788869771347
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2018
Series: Literature
Description:
From the late 1960s until the present day, a significant number of women playwrights have emerged in Scottish theatre who have made a pioneering contribution to dramatic innovation and experimentation. Despite the critical reassessment of some of these authors in the last twenty years, their invaluable achievement in playwriting, within and outside Scotland, still deserves more thorough investigations and fuller acknowledgement. This work explores what is still uncharted territory by examining a selection of representative texts by Ann Marie di Mambro, Marcella Evaristi, Sue Glover, Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead, Sharman Macdonald, and Joan Ure.
Jarmila Novotná Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780813176116
Pub Date: 19 Oct 2018
Illustrations: 60 b&w photos
Description:
A legendary beauty, hailed as one of the greatest singing actors of her time, Jarmila Novotná (1907--1994) was an internationally known opera soprano from the former Czechoslovakia. Best known for her performances in Der Rosenkavalier, The Marriage of Figaro, and La Traviata, she was a celebrated performer at the Metropolitan Opera and other theaters across Europe and the United States. A "natural screen actress," Novotná also appeared in Hollywood hits such as The Search (1948) with Montgomery Clift (with whom she shared an enduring friendship) and The Great Caruso (1951) with Mario Lanza.
Trisha Brown Cover Trisha Brown Cover
Format: 
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9780819576613
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2016
Illustrations: 129 illus.
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9780819576620
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2016
Illustrations: 129 illus.
Description:
Trisha Brown re-shaped the landscape of modern dance with her game-changing and boundary-defying choreography and visual art. Art historian Susan Rosenberg draws on Brown’s archives, as well as interviews with Brown and her colleagues, to track Brown’s deliberate evolutionary trajectory through the first half of her decades-long career. Brown has created over 100 dances, six operas, one ballet, and a significant body of graphic works.
Calderón Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780813160252
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2014
Series: Studies in Romance Languages
Description:
This volume is a sequel to Four Comedies of Calderón (1980), which was hailed by reviewers as superb, faithful, and actable. The three comedies in the present volume are generally counted among Calderón's masterpieces: Casa con dos puertas mala es de guardar (A House with Two Doors Is Difficult to Guard); No hay burlas con el amor (No Trifling with Love); Mañanas de abril y mayo (Mornings of April and May). For the first time theaters will have the opportunity of staging these three masterpieces of the Golden Age drama of Spain in accurate and charming English versions.
Engaging Bodies Cover Engaging Bodies Cover
Format: 
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780819574107
Pub Date: 02 Jan 2014
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780819574114
Pub Date: 03 Dec 2013
Description:
For twenty-five years, Ann Cooper Albright has been exploring the intersection of cultural representation and somatic identity in dance. For Albright, dancing is a physical inquiry, a way of experiencing and participating in the world, and her writing reflects an interdisciplinary approach to seeing and thinking about dance. In her engagement as both a dancer and a scholar, Albright draws on her kinesthetic sensibilities as well as her intellectual knowledge to articulate how movement creates meaning.