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Dancing Modernism / Performing Politics

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August 1995

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

..". almost every page offers provocative commentary on theaesthetics and politics of modern dance." -- Signs
..".(an) important step... in the ineluctable dance by postmodern historians across abridge that spans the gaps among disciplines, between theory and practice, andbetweeen present and past." -- Theatre Journal
"Thiscomplex and important book needs to be read by anyone interested in dance history orthe cultural politics of dance." -- Dance TheatreJournal
"Mark Franko's Dancing Modernism/Performing Politicsis challenging, groundbreaking, insightful, and, I believe, an importantcontribution to the field of dance scholarship." -- Dance ResearchJournal
A revisionary account of the evolution of "moderndance" in which Mark Franko calls for a historicization of aesthetics thatconsiders the often-ignored political dimension of expressive action. Includes anappendix of articles of left-wing dance theory, which flourished during the1930s.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction 1. The Invention of Modern Dance 2. Bodies of Radical Will 3. Emotivist Movement and Histories of Modernism: The Case of Martha Graham 4. Expressivism and Chance Procedure: The Future of an Emotion 5. Where He Danced Appendix: Left-Wing Dance Theory: Articles on dance from New Theatre, New Masses, and Daily Worker Notes Bibliography Index

Portrait

MARK FRANKO is Associate Professor on the Theater Arts Board of Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of The Dancing Body in Renaissance Choreography and Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body.

Pressestimmen

"... almost every page offers provocative commentary on the aesthetics and politics of modern dance. -Signs "... [an] important step ... in the ineluctable dance by postmodern historians across a bridge that spans the gaps among disciplines, between theory and practice, and between present and past. - Theatre Journal "This complex and important book needs to be read by anyone interested in dance history or the cultural politics of dance. - Dance Theatre Journal "Mark Franko's Dancing Modernism/Performing Politics is challenging, groundbreaking, insightful and I believe, an important contribution to the field of dance scholarship. - Dance Research Journal
EAN: 9780253209474
ISBN: 0253209471
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: INDIANA UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1995
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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