New German Dance Studies

New German Dance Studies
Title New German Dance Studies PDF eBook
Author Susan Manning
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Total Pages 297
Release 2012-05-21
Genre History
ISBN 025203676X

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Susan Manning is a professor of English, theater, and performance studies at Northwestern University and the author of Ecstasy and the Demon: The Dances of Mary Wigman. Book jacket.

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.

The Body of the People

The Body of the People
Title The Body of the People PDF eBook
Author Jens Richard Giersdorf
Publisher University of Wisconsin Pres
Total Pages 249
Release 2013-05-15
Genre History
ISBN 029928963X

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The Body of the People is the first comprehensive study of dance and choreography in East Germany. More than twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Jens Richard Giersdorf investigates a national dance history in the German Democratic Republic, from its founding as a Communist state that supplanted the Soviet zone of occupation in 1949 through the aftermath of its collapse forty years later, examining complex themes of nationhood, ideology, resistance, and diaspora through an innovative mix of archival research, critical theory, personal narrative, and performance analysis. Giersdorf looks closely at uniquely East German dance forms—including mass exercise events, national folk dances, Marxist-Leninist visions staged by the dance ensemble of the armed forces, the vast amateur dance culture, East Germany’s version of Tanztheater, and socialist alternatives to rock ‘n’ roll—to demonstrate how dance was used both as a form of corporeal utopia and of embodied socialist propaganda and indoctrination. The Body of the People also explores the artists working in the shadow of official culture who used dance and movement to critique and resist state power, notably Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Arila Siegert, and Fine Kwiatkowski. Giersdorf considers a myriad of embodied responses to the Communist state even after reunification, analyzing the embodiment of the fall of the Berlin Wall in the works of Jo Fabian and Sasha Waltz, and the diasporic traces of East German culture abroad, exemplified by the Chilean choreographer Patricio Bunster.

Futures of Dance Studies

Futures of Dance Studies
Title Futures of Dance Studies PDF eBook
Author Susan Manning
Publisher University of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages 589
Release 2020-01-14
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 0299322408

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A collaboration between well-established and rising scholars, Futures of Dance Studies suggests multiple directions for new research in the field. Essays address dance in a wider range of contexts--onstage, on screen, in the studio, and on the street--and deploy methods from diverse disciplines. Engaging African American and African diasporic studies, Latinx and Latin American studies, gender and sexuality studies, and Asian American and Asian studies, this anthology demonstrates the relevance of dance analysis to adjacent fields"--

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.

Individuality and Expression

Individuality and Expression
Title Individuality and Expression PDF eBook
Author Dianne Shelden Howe
Publisher Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
Total Pages 336
Release 1996
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN

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While much has been written about the visual artists and playwrights of early twentieth-century Germany - Nolde, Kandinsky, Kokoschka and others - their equally innovative contemporaries in dance have not been studied so extensively. The development of the New Dance, also called Ausdruckstanz, paralleled that of expressionist art and drama. This study focuses on nine choreographers whose theories, work, aesthetic values and artistic intent convey the variations and commonalities of this dance form. They are Mary Wigman, Gret Palucca, Harald Kreutzberg, Yvonne Georgi, Vera Skoronel, Berthe Trümpy, Niddy Impekoven, Grete Wiesenthal, and Valeska Gert.

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 9783718654697

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