Modern Dance in Germany and the United States

Modern Dance in Germany and the United States
Title Modern Dance in Germany and the United States PDF eBook
Author Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
Publisher Routledge
Total Pages 212
Release 2013-11-05
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 1134358210

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First Published in 1995. In Modern Dance in Germany and the United States: Crosscurrents and Influences Isa Partsch­Bergsohn discusses the phenomenon of the modem dance movement between 1902 and 1986 in an international context, focussing on its beginnings in Europe and its philosophy as formulated by the pioneers Dalcroze, Laban, Wigman and Jooss. The author traces the effects the Third Reich had on these artists, and shows the influence these key choreographers had on the developing American modem dance movement through the postwar years, concentrating in particular on Kurt Jooss and his Tanztheater. When America took the lead in modem dance innovation during the sixties, artists such as Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey and Alwin Nikolais overwhelmed European audiences. Subsequently, the artists of the New German Tanztheater revitalized German theatre traditions by blending new content with some of the American contemporary dance techniques. Although the history of modem dance in these two countries is closely linked, the author describes how each country has kept its own unique and distinctive style.

Modern Dance in Germany and the United States

Modern Dance in Germany and the United States
Title Modern Dance in Germany and the United States PDF eBook
Author Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
Publisher
Total Pages
Release 1994-04-01
Genre
ISBN 9783718653669

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Modern Dance in Germany and the United States

Modern Dance in Germany and the United States
Title Modern Dance in Germany and the United States PDF eBook
Author Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
Publisher
Total Pages 167
Release 1994
Genre Modern dance
ISBN 9783718653652

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Hitler's Dancers

Hitler's Dancers
Title Hitler's Dancers PDF eBook
Author Lilian Karina
Publisher Berghahn Books
Total Pages 400
Release 2004
Genre History
ISBN 9781571816887

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The Nazis burned books and banned much modern art. However, few people know the fascinating story of German modern dance, which was the great exception. Modern expressive dance found favor with the regime and especially with the infamous Dr. Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda. How modern artists collaborated with Nazism reveals an important aspect of modernism, uncovers the bizarre bureaucracy which controlled culture and tells the histories of great figures who became enthusiastic Nazis and lied about it later. The book offers three perspectives: the dancer Lilian Karina writes her very vivid personal story of dancing in interwar Germany; the dance historian Marion Kant gives a systematic account of the interaction of modern dance and the totalitarian state, and a documentary appendix provides a glimpse into the twisted reality created by Nazi racism, pedantic bureaucrats and artistic ambition.

The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany

The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany
Title The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany PDF eBook
Author Isa Partsch-Bergsohn
Publisher Dance Horizons
Total Pages 116
Release 2003
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN

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This is the story of three passionate choreographers and their colleagues who created European modern dance in the twentieth century despite the storms of war and oppression. It begins with Rudolf Laban, innovator and guiding force, and continues with the careers of his two most gifted and influential students, Mary Wigman and Kurt Jooss. Included are others who made significant contributions: Hanya Holm, Sigurd Leeder, Gret Palucca, Berthe Trumpy, Vera Skoronel, Yvonne Georgi and Harold Kreutzberg. The first book to weave together the connections among these extraordinary artists, The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany contains interviews, personal recollections and translations from German publications - all of which have never appeared before. Illustrated with archival photographs.

Harnessing the Wind

Harnessing the Wind
Title Harnessing the Wind PDF eBook
Author Jan Erkert
Publisher Human Kinetics
Total Pages 236
Release 2003
Genre Modern dance
ISBN 9780736044875

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Illustrated with abstract and imaginative photographs, this is a philosophical guide for the dance field about the art of teaching modern dance. Integrating somatic theories, scientific research and contemporary aesthetic practices, it asks the reader to reconsider how and why they teach.

Dancing in the Blood

Dancing in the Blood
Title Dancing in the Blood PDF eBook
Author Edward Ross Dickinson
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Total Pages 309
Release 2017-07-27
Genre History
ISBN 1107196221

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The book explores the revolutionary impact of modern dance on European culture in the early twentieth century. Edward Ross Dickinson uncovers modern dance's place in the emerging 'mass' culture of the modern metropolis and reveals the connections between dance, politics, culture, religion, the arts, psychology, entertainment, and selfhood.