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Dancing Revelations

Author : Thomas F. DeFrantz
ISBN : 0195301714
Genre : Music
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He also addresses concerns about how dance performance is documented, including issues around spectatorship and the display of sexuality, the relationship of Ailey's dances to civil rights activism, and the establishment and maintenance of a successful, large-scale Black Arts institution."--Jacket.

Dancers As Diplomats

Author : Clare Croft
ISBN : 9780190226312
Genre : Performing Arts
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Dancers as Diplomats chronicles the role of dance and dancers in American cultural diplomacy. In the early decades of the Cold War and the twenty-first century, American dancers toured the globe on tours sponsored by the US State Department. Dancers as Diplomats tells the story of how these tours shaped and some times re-imagined ideas of the United States in unexpected, often sensational circumstances-pirouetting in Moscow as the Cuban Missile Crisis unfolded and dancing in Burma shortly before the country held its first democratic elections. Based on more than seventy interviews with dancers who traveled on the tours, the book looks at a wide range of American dance companies, among them New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Urban Bush Women, ODC/Dance, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, and the Trey McIntyre Project, among others. During the Cold War, companies danced everywhere from the Soviet Union to Vietnam, just months before the US abandoned Saigon. In the post 9/11 era, dance companies traveled to Asia and Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

Writing In The Dark Dancing In The New Yorker

Author : Arlene Croce
ISBN : 9781429930130
Genre : Performing Arts
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The best of America's best writer on dance "Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything-once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love." From 1973 until 1996 Arlene Croce was The New Yorker's dance critic, a post created for her. Her entertaining, forthright, passionate reviews and essays have revealed the logic and history of ballet, modern dance, and their postmodern variants to a generation of theatergoers. This volume contains her most significant and provocative pieces-over a fourth have never appeared in book form-writings that reverberate with consequence and controversy for the state of the art today.


Author : Raven Black
ISBN : 9781931413770
Genre : Fiction
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Imagine having it all: money, celebrity, success. Imagine leaving it all behind -- to answer a higher calling. Sparked by his work with Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment, Mason "Mase" Betha's meteoric rise to fame is one of rap's great success stories. In addition to performing on such hit singles as 112's "Only You," Puffy's "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down," Notorious B.I.G.'s "Mo Money, Mo Problems," and Mariah Carey's "Honey," Mase sky-rocketed as a solo artist whose languid vocal style set him apart. His debut album, Harlem World, went platinum and his next album, Double Up, was eagerly awaited. But just as he was poised to sign a multimillion-dollar deal with Bad Boy, Mase walked away. Mason Betha is now a pastor, inspirational speaker, and founder of a nondenominational group called S.A.N.E. (Saving a Nation Endangered) Ministries. Having turned his back on stardom, he reveals in this fascinating memoir the rhyme and reason behind his choice to leave a glamorous life of extraordinary wealth and influence to become a pastor with a powerful message for America's youth. Thought-provoking and illuminating, Revelations is an undeniable testament to the enduring power of faith -- and to the limitless possibilities in a life transformed by God's guiding hand.

The Dance Gods

Author : Kenny Pearl
ISBN : 9781460262702
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pearl was the Artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre from 1983-1987. He toured internationally with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, danced independently, and with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Pearl also was Artistic Director of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 1991-1992, and taught in the School for the next decade. He has also taught at the Martha Graham School, the Juilliard School, the Ailey School, and at the New York High School of Performing Arts.

African American Culture And Society After Rodney King

Author : Josephine Metcalf
ISBN : 9781317184386
Genre : Social Science
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1992 was a pivotal moment in African American history, with the Rodney King riots providing palpable evidence of racialized police brutality, media stereotyping of African Americans, and institutional discrimination. Following the twentieth anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising, this time period allows reflection on the shifting state of race in America, considering these stark realities as well as the election of the country's first black president, a growing African American middle class, and the black authors and artists significantly contributing to America's cultural output. Divided into six sections, (The African American Criminal in Culture and Media; Slave Voices and Bodies in Poetry and Plays; Representing African American Gender and Sexuality in Pop-Culture and Society; Black Cultural Production in Music and Dance; Obama and the Politics of Race; and Ongoing Realities and the Meaning of 'Blackness') this book is an engaging collection of chapters, varied in critical content and theoretical standpoints, linked by their intellectual stimulation and fascination with African American life, and questioning how and to what extent American culture and society is 'past' race. The chapters are united by an intertwined sense of progression and regression which addresses the diverse dynamics of continuity and change that have defined shifts in the African American experience over the past twenty years.

Rousing Revelations Of The Modern Dance Brought To Light

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ISBN : NYPL:33433011368283
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Alvin Ailey

Author : Judy Gitenstein
ISBN : 1404206396
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A short biography of the famous dancer and choreographer.

Dancing Spirit

Author : Judith Jamison
ISBN : UOM:39015032739214
Genre : Performing Arts
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A black superstar of American dance recounts her exciting life and career, describing her discovery by Agnes DeMille, her frustration with her size and color in a field dominated by petite, white women, and her collaboration with Ailey. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.

Choreographing Asian America

Author : Yutian Wong
ISBN : 9780819571083
Genre : Performing Arts
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Poised at the intersection of Asian American studies and dance studies, Choreographing Asian America is the first book-length examination of the role of Orientalist discourse in shaping Asian Americanist entanglements with U.S. modern dance history. Moving beyond the acknowledgement that modern dance has its roots in Orientalist appropriation, Yutian Wong considers the effect that invisible Orientalism has on the reception of work by Asian American choreographers and the conceptualization of Asian American performance as a category. Drawing on ethnographic and choreographic research methods, the author follows the work of Club O’ Noodles—a Vietnamese American performance ensemble—to understand how Asian American artists respond to competing narratives of representation, aesthetics, and social activism that often frame the production of Asian American performance.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Bill C. Malone
ISBN : 9781469616667
Genre : Reference
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Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples in the region, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South. With nearly double the number of entries devoted to music in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 30 thematic essays, covering topics such as ragtime, zydeco, folk music festivals, minstrelsy, rockabilly, white and black gospel traditions, and southern rock. And it features 174 topical and biographical entries, focusing on artists and musical outlets. From Mahalia Jackson to R.E.M., from Doc Watson to OutKast, this volume considers a diverse array of topics, drawing on the best historical and contemporary scholarship on southern music. It is a book for all southerners and for all serious music lovers, wherever they live.

Revelations Of Siberia

Author : Ewa Felińska
ISBN : NYPL:33433082446935
Genre : Exiles
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Choreographing Empathy

Author : Susan Leigh Foster
ISBN : 9781136893452
Genre : Performing Arts
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Choreographing Empathy challenges the idea of a direct connection between the body of a dancer and that of their observer, arguing that the connection is in fact influenced by ever-changing sociocultural mores. This is a reconception with ramifications for performance studies as a whole.

Revelations Of Siberia By A Banished Lady E Feli?ska Ed By Col Lach Szyrma

Author : Eva Felińska
ISBN : OXFORD:600027531
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Neoliberalism And Global Theatres

Author : L. Nielsen
ISBN : 9781137035608
Genre : Performing Arts
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How do theatre and performance transmit and dispute ideologies of neoliberalism? The essays in this anthology examine the mechanisms and rhetorics of contemporary multinational and transnational organizations, artists, and communities that produce theatre and performance for global audiences.

Testimonies Of The Life Character Revelations And Doctrines Of Mother Ann Lee And The Elders With Her Through Whom The Word Of Eternal Life Was Opened In This Day Of Christ S Second Appearing

Author : Shakers
ISBN : CORNELL:31924086859323
Genre : Shaker women
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Dance Community

Author : Congress on Research in Dance. Conference
ISBN : UCSC:32106018411519
Genre : Dance
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Show Boat

Author : Todd Decker
ISBN : 9780199968138
Genre : Music
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Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical tells the full story of the making and remaking of the most important musical in Broadway history. Drawing on exhaustive archival research and including much new information from early draft scripts and scores, this book reveals how Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern created Show Boat in the crucible of the Jazz Age to fit the talents of the show's original 1927 cast. After showing how major figures such as Paul Robeson and Helen Morgan defined the content of the show, the book goes on to detail how Show Boat was altered by later directors, choreographers, and performers up to the end of the twentieth century. All the major New York productions are covered, as are five important London productions and four Hollywood versions. Again and again, the story of Show Boat circles back to the power of performers to remake the show, winning appreciative audiences for over seven decades. Unlike most Broadway musicals, Show Boat put black and white performers side by side. This book is the first to take Show Boat's innovative interracial cast as the defining feature of the show. From its beginnings, Show Boat juxtaposed the talents of black and white performers and mixed the conventions of white-cast operetta and the black-cast musical. Bringing black and white onto the same stage -- revealing the mixed-race roots of musical comedy -- Show Boat stimulated creative artists and performers to renegotiate the color line as expressed in the American musical. This tremendous longevity allowed Show Boat to enter a creative dialogue with the full span of Broadway history. Show Boat's voyage through the twentieth century offers a vantage point on more than just the Broadway musical. It tells a complex tale of interracial encounter performed in popular music and dance on the national stage during a century of profound transformations.

The Dancer Within

Author : Rose Eichenbaum
ISBN : 9780819574886
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Dancer Within is a collection of photographic portraits and short essays based on confessional interviews with forty dancers and entertainers, many of them world-famous. Well-known on the concert stage, on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on television, the personalities featured in this book speak with extraordinary candor about all stages of the dancer’s life—from their first dance class to their signature performances and their days of reflection on the artist’s life. The Dancer Within reveals how these artists triumphed, but also how they overcame adversity, including self-doubt, injuries, and aging. Most of all, this book is about the courage, commitment, love, and passion of these performers in their quest for artistic excellence. The reader will quickly realize that “the dancer within” is a metaphor of the human spirit.

How To Make Dances In An Epidemic

Author : David Gere
ISBN : UOM:39015060122937
Genre : Music
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David Gere, who came of age as a dance critic at the height of the AIDS epidemic, offers the first book to examine in depth the interplay of AIDS and choreography in the United States, specifically in relation to gay men. The time he writes about is one of extremes. A life-threatening medical syndrome is spreading, its transmission linked to sex. Blame is settling on gay men. What is possible in such a highly charged moment, when art and politics coincide? Gere expands the definition of choreography to analyze not only theatrical dances but also the protests conceived by ACT-UP and the NAMES Project AIDS quilt. These exist on a continuum in which dance, protest, and wrenching emotional expression have become essentially indistinguishable. Gere offers a portrait of gay male choreographers struggling to cope with AIDS and its meanings.

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