Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century

Author: Andrea Mantell Seidel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786477954
Format: PDF
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"In a seamless narrative, Seidel weaves accounts of Duncan's life, philosophy, and art through relevant dance scholarship and Seidel's own dance experiences to offer a heart-felt tribute to Duncan, an inspiring gift to fellow Duncan followers, and a compelling invitation to Duncan dancers of the future."--Kimerer L. LaMothe, author of Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming and Nietzsche's Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values. Part artistic study, part intimate memoir, this book illuminates the technique and repertory of American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) and her enduring legacy from the perspective of an artist and scholar who has reconstructed and performed her work for 35 years. Providing an overview of modern activities and trends in the teaching and performance of Duncan's dance, the author describes her own work directing The Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, the company that sought to implement Duncan's mission to create not a school of dance but "a school of life."

Brain Compatible Dance Education 2nd Edition

Author: Gilbert, Anne Green
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492561231
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Anne Green Gilbert’s Brain-Compatible Dance Education, Second Edition, strikes the perfect balance between hard science and practicality, making it an ideal resource for dance educators working with dancers of all ages and abilities. Gilbert presents the latest brain research and its implications for dance educators and dancers. She makes the research findings accessible and easy to digest, always connecting the science to the teaching and learning that takes place in classrooms and studios.

The Alexander Scriabin Companion

Author: Lincoln Ballard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442232625
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This unique collaboration between a musicologist and two pianists – all experts in Russian music – takes a fresh look at the supercharged music and polarizing reception of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. From his Chopin-inspired miniatures to his genre-bending symphonies and avant-garde late works, Scriabin left a unique mark on music history. Scriabin’s death centennial in 2015 brought wider exposure and renewed attention to this pioneering composer. Music lovers who are curious about Scriabin have been torn between specialized academic studies and popular sources that glamorize his interests and activities, often at the expense of historical accuracy. This book bridges the divide between these two branches of literature, and brings a modern perspective to his music and legacy. Drawing on archival materials, primary sources in Russian, and recently published books and articles, Part One details the reception and performance history of Scriabin’s solo piano and orchestral music. High quality recordings are recommended for each piece. Part Two explores four topics in Scriabin’s reception: the myths generated by Scriabin’s biographers, his claims to synaesthesia or “color-hearing,” his revival in 1960s America as a proto-Flower Child, and the charges of anti-Russianness leveled against his music. Part Three investigates stylistic context and performance practice in the piano music, and considers the domains of sound, rhythm, and harmony. It offers interpretive strategies for deciphering Scriabin’s challenging scores at the keyboard. Students, scholars, and music enthusiasts will benefit from the historical insights offered in this interdisciplinary book. Armed with this knowledge, readers will be able to better appreciate the stylistic innovations and colorful imagination of this extraordinary composer.

The Search for Isadora

Author: Lillian Loewenthal
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Publishers
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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An appreciation of one of the 20th century's most significant artistic influences. A Main Selection of the Dance Book Club.

History of the Dance in Art and Education

Author: Richard G. Kraus
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780133893625
Format: PDF
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One of the most striking aspects of the cultural scene in the United States today has been the rapid growth of dance, both as a performing art and as a form of creative education. This book depicts that growth in detail and presents an accurate picture of dance in American culture today. This book examines the history and current status of dance as a performing art and also its other important functions in society.Performers seeking to explore and learn more about their art. Also a good tool for educators seeking to incorporate dance in their curriculum.

Das dritte Geschlecht

Author: Ernst von Wolzogen
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849639266
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In "Das dritte Geschlecht" greift der Schriftsteller ein Thema auf, das um 1900 sehr verpönt war: berufstätige Frauen mit Kindern. Erzählt wird die Geschichte der Modeschöpferin von Robiceck, die trotz ihres Erfolges ein Kind gebärt, ein Kind, das nur ihr "gehören" soll ...

Die 24 Gesetze der Verf hrung

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446440623
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Verführung ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg: in der Liebe, in der Politik, in der Wirtschaft. In seinem Bestseller "Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung", der hier als Kompaktausgabe vorliegt, zeigt Robert Greene, wie man mit Charme und Überzeugungskraft andere Menschen beeinflussen und auf Abwege bringen kann. Er präsentiert das ganze Wissen, das sich im Lauf der Weltgeschichte über die Kunst der Verführung angehäuft hat: von Kleopatra über John F. Kennedy, Ovid und Casanova bis Freud. Und er erklärt die Regeln dieses amoralischen Spiels, dem sich keiner entziehen kann ...