City Choreographer

Author: Alison Bick Hirsch
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452940975
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One of the most prolific and influential landscape architects of the twentieth century, Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) was best known for the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Sea Ranch, the iconic planned community in California. These projects, as well as vibrant public spaces throughout the country—from Ghirardelli Square and Market Street in San Francisco to Lovejoy Fountain Park in Portland and Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis—grew out of a participatory design process that was central to Halprin’s work and is proving ever more relevant to urban design today. In City Choreographer, urban designer and historian Alison Bick Hirsch explains and interprets this creative process, called the RSVP Cycles, referring to the four components: resources, score, valuation, and performance. With access to a vast archive of drawings and documents, Hirsch provides the first close-up look at how Halprin changed our ideas about urban landscapes. As an urban pioneer, he found his frontier in the nation’s densely settled metropolitan areas during the 1960s. Blurring the line between observer and participant, he sought a way to bring openness to the rigidly controlled worlds of architectural modernism and urban renewal. With his wife, Anna, a renowned avant-garde dancer and choreographer, Halprin organized workshops involving artists, dancers, and interested citizens that produced “scores,” which then informed his designs. City Choreographer situates Halprin within the larger social, artistic, and environmental ferment of the 1960s and 1970s. In doing so, it demonstrates his profound impact on the shape of landscape architecture and his work’s widening reach into urban and regional development and contemporary concerns of sustainability.

Fifty Contemporary Choreographers

Author: Martha Bremser
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113682832X
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A unique and authoritative guide to the lives and work of prominent living contemporary choreographers. Representing a wide range of dance genres, each entry locates the individual in the context of modern dance theatre and explores their impact. Those studied include: Jerome Bel Richard Alston Doug Varone William Forsythe Phillippe Decoufle Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Ohad Naharin Itzik Gallili Twyla Tharp Wim Vandekeybus With a new, updated introduction by Deborah Jowitt and further reading and references throughout, this text is an invaluable resource for all students and critics of dance, and all those interested in the fascinating world of choreography.

Kinesthetic City

Author: SanSan Kwan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199921539
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Kinesthetic City uses choreography as subject and method to explore how movement through particular spaces at precise moments can illuminate the communities in those places and times. It examines the simultaneous persistence and mobility of the idea of Chineseness as it travels across a transnational network of Chinese cities.

Behind Every Step

Author: Lisa Thompson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756542073
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Discusses the duties and responsibilities of a choreographer, the education and training needed, the different types of careers available, and famous choreographers, and chronicles a day in the life of a choreographer.

Further Steps 2

Author: Constance Kreemer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134729421
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Further Steps 2 brings together New York’s foremost choreographers – among them MacArthur ‘Genius’ award winners Meredith Monk and Bill T. Jones – to discuss the past, present and future of dance in the US. In a series of exclusive and enlightening interviews, this diverse selection of artists discuss the changing roles of race, gender, politics, and the social environment on their work. Bringing her own experience of the New York dance scene to her study, Constance Kreemer traces the lives and works of the following choreographers: Lucinda Childs, Douglas Dunn, Molissa Fenley, Rennie Harris, Bill T. Jones, Kenneth King, Nancy Meehan, Meredith Monk, Rosalind Newman, Gus Solomons jr, Doug Varone, Dan Wagoner, Mel Wong and Jawole Zollar.

How To Do Things with Dance

Author: Rebekah J. Kowal
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819571075
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Winner of the CORD Outstanding Publication Award (2012) In postwar America, any assertion of difference from the mainstream anticommunist culture carried professional and personal risks. For this reason, modern dance artists left much of what they thought unsaid. Instead they expressed themselves in movement. How To Do Things with Dance positions modern dance as a vital critical discourse, and suggests that dances of the late 1940s and the 1950s can be seen as compelling agents of social change. Concentrating on choreographers whose artistic work conceived dance in terms of action, Rebekah J. Kowal shows how specific choreographic projects demonstrated increasing awareness of the stage as a penetrable space, one on which socially suspect or marginalized modes of being could be performed with relative impunity and exerted in the real world. Artists covered include Martha Graham, José Limón, Anna Sokolow, Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Donald McKayle, Talley Beatty, and Anna Halprin. Ebook Edition Note: All images have been redacted.

Balanchine and the Lost Muse

Author: Elizabeth Kendall
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 019995934X
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Balanchine and the Lost Muse is a dual biography of the early lives of two key figures in Russian ballet, in the crucial time surrounding the Russian revolution: famed choreographer George Balanchine and his close childhood friend, ballerina Liidia Ivanova.

My First Pocket Guide About New York

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635087731
Format: PDF
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The perfect reference guide for students in grades 3 and up - or anyone! This handy, easy-to-use reference guide is divided into seven color-coded sections which includes New York basic facts, geography, history, people, places, nature and miscellaneous information. Each section is color coded for easy recognition. This Pocket Guide comes with complete and comprehensive facts ALL about New York. Riddles, recipes, and surprising facts make this guide a delight! New York Basics section explores your state's symbols and their special meaning. New York Geography section digs up the what's where in New York. New York History section is like traveling through time to some of New York's greatest moments. New York People section introduces you to famous personalities and your next-door neighbors. New York Places section shows you where you might enjoy your next family vacation. New York Nature section tells what Mother Nature gave to New York. New York Miscellaneous section describes the real fun stuff ALL about New York.