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Title Gertrud Bodenwieser and Vienna s Contribution to Ausdruckstanz
Author Bettina Vernon-Warren
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-12-19
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 220
ISBN 1134423667
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Interwar Vienna by Deborah Holmes

Title Interwar Vienna
Author Deborah Holmes
Publisher Camden House
Release 2009
Category History
Total Pages 302
ISBN 1571134204
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New essays providing a wide-ranging cultural, social, and political picture of volatile between-the-wars Vienna.

The Naked Truth by Alys X. George

Title The Naked Truth
Author Alys X. George
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2022-01-21
Category History
Total Pages 328
ISBN 0226819965
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Uncovers the interplay of the physical and the aesthetic that shaped Viennese modernism and offers a new interpretation of this moment in the history of the West. Viennese modernism is often described in terms of a fin-de-siècle fascination with the psyche. But this stereotype of the movement as essentially cerebral overlooks a rich cultural history of the body. The Naked Truth, an interdisciplinary tour de force, addresses this lacuna, fundamentally recasting the visual, literary, and performative cultures of Viennese modernism through an innovative focus on the corporeal. Alys X. George explores the modernist focus on the flesh by turning our attention to the second Vienna medical school, which revolutionized the field of anatomy in the 1800s. As she traces the results of this materialist influence across a broad range of cultural forms—exhibitions, literature, portraiture, dance, film, and more—George brings into dialogue a diverse group of historical protagonists, from canonical figures such as Egon Schiele, Arthur Schnitzler, Joseph Roth, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal to long-overlooked ones, including author and doctor Marie Pappenheim, journalist Else Feldmann, and dancers Grete Wiesenthal, Gertrud Bodenwieser, and Hilde Holger. She deftly blends analyses of popular and “high” culture, laying to rest the notion that Viennese modernism was an exclusively male movement. The Naked Truth uncovers the complex interplay of the physical and the aesthetic that shaped modernism and offers a striking new interpretation of this fascinating moment in the history of the West.

beyond forgetting by Thomas Kampe

Title beyond forgetting
Author Thomas Kampe
Publisher Cuvillier Verlag
Release 2021-01-13
Category Social Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 3736963106
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores the intersection between Performance Practices, Critical & Expanded Design, and Memorial Culture, exploring cross-disciplinary working modes and educational models in response to contemporary and historical persecution and exile. It aims to contribute to the field of Experimental and Expanded Design by probing embodied practices as socially pertinent process-oriented modalities of problem-solving and education. The collection of essays and student projects in this publication gives an insight into the possibility of responding to hidden and reluctant histories of persecution and exile through visual, performative, conceptual and interactive means.

Title Undisciplining Dance in Nine Movements and Eight Stumbles
Author Carol Brown
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release 2018-11-27
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 297
ISBN 1527522385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If much of what we teach and come to know from within the disciplinary regime of Dance Studies is founded on a certain kind of mastery, what scope is there to challenge, criticize and undo this knowledge from within the academy, as well as through productive encounters with its margins? This volume contributes to a growing discourse on the potential of dance and dancers to affect change, politics and situational awareness, as well as to traverse disciplinary boundaries. It ‘undisciplines’ academic thinking through its organisation into ‘movements’ and ‘stumbles’, reinforcing its theme through its structure as well as its content, addressing contemporary dance and performance practices and pedagogies from a range of research perspectives and registers. Turbulent and vertiginous events on the world stage necessitate new ways of thinking and acting. This book makes strides towards a new kind of research which creates alternative modes for perceiving, experiencing and making. Through writings and images, its contributions offer different perspectives on how to rethink disciplinarity through choreographic practices, somatics, a reimagining of dance techniques, indigenous ontologies, choreopolitics, critical dance pedagogies and visual performance languages.

Impact of the Modern by Robert Dixon

Title Impact of the Modern
Author Robert Dixon
Publisher Sydney University Press
Release 2008
Category Australia
Total Pages 308
ISBN 1920898891
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Australian and international modernity from the late 19th to the mid-20th century inspires research in many fields of cultural endeavour: architecture, fine arts, design, cinema, theatre, and music; in urban studies, literary history and Aboriginal studies. Impact of the Modern brings together examples of this new interdisciplinary work on modern Australian culture by 21 leading scholars. Their writings reveal an original account of 'modernising' Australia as dynamic and creative in many art forms, and interactively linked with international processes and ideas. The essays in Impact of the Modern were presented as papers at the conference, 'Australian Vernacular Modernities', convened by the editors at the University of Queensland in 2006. Plenary papers by Jill Julius Matthews and Angela Woollacott signal the book's focus on the erotic and gendered spaces, and on popular aspects of modernity. They provide the central focus of the material, through such vital and dynamic categories as the 'modern', the 'erotic' and the 'primitive'. As essential components of the historical processes of innovation and modernisation, these central questions of gender and public sociality are taken up in diverse ways in the other chapters, forming a varied and exciting study of a range of creative Australian engagements with modern international life and popular culture.

Shaping the Landscape by Stephanie Burridge

Title Shaping the Landscape
Author Stephanie Burridge
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2020-11-29
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1000365751
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This, the fourth book in the series 'Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific', explores the current dance scene in Australia from a wide perspective that mirrors the creative engagement of artists with Australian culture and the landscape. It looks at Indigenous dance, choreography beyond theatre, youth and community dance, Australian dancers’ versatility and risk-taking. The comprehensive essays recount immigrant influences, the legacy of the Ballets Russes and Bodenwieser companies, dance on stage and screen, education and training and the story of Ausdance — the unique nation-wide voice and political advocacy organisation for dance.

Corporeal Politics by Katherine Mezur

Title Corporeal Politics
Author Katherine Mezur
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Release 2020-09-03
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 372
ISBN 0472054554
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Corporeal Politics, leading international scholars investigate the development of dance as a deeply meaningful and complex cultural practice across time, placing special focus on the intertwining of East Asia dance and politics and the role of dance as a medium of transcultural interaction and communication across borders. Countering common narratives of dance history that emphasize the US and Europe as centers of origin and innovation, the expansive creativity of dance artists in East Asia asserts its importance as a site of critical theorization and reflection on global artistic developments in the performing arts. Through the lens of “corporeal politics”—the close attention to bodily acts in specific cultural contexts—each study in this book challenges existing dance and theater histories to re-investigate the performer's role in devising the politics and aesthetics of their performance, as well as the multidimensional impact of their lives and artistic works. Corporeal Politics addresses a wide range of performance styles and genres, including dances produced for the concert stage, as well as those presented in popular entertainments, private performance spaces, and street protests.

Title The Dancer s World 1920 1945
Author M. Huxley
Publisher Springer
Release 2015-05-12
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 120
ISBN 1137439211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Dancer's World 1920-1945 focuses on modern dancers as they saw themselves. Five chapters describe a narrative arc that encompasses Europe and the USA with a focus between 1920 and 1945. A final chapter considers contemporary relevance for dancers, dance artists, choreographers, dance students and scholars alike.

Title The Feldenkrais Method in Creative Practice
Author Robert Sholl
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2021-01-28
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1350158402
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bringing together scholars and researchers in one volume, this study investigates how the thinking of the Ukrainian-Israeli somatic educationalist Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-84) can benefit and reflect upon the creative practices of dance, music and theatre. Since its inception, the Feldenkrais Method has been associated with artistic practice, growing contiguously with performance, cognitive and embodied practices in dance, music, and theatre studies. It promotes awareness of fine motor action for improved levels of action and skill, as well as healing for those who are injured. For creative artists, the Feldenkrais Method enables them to refine and improve their work. This book offers historical, scientific and practical perspectives that develop thinking at the heart of the Method and is divided into three sections: Historical Perspectives on Creative Practice, From Science into Creative Practice and Studies in Creative Practice. All the essays provide insights into self-improvement, training, avoiding injury, history and philosophy of artistic practice, links between scientific and artistic thinking and practical thinking, as well as offering some exercises for students and artistic practitioners looking to improve their understanding of their practice. Ultimately, this book offers a rich development of the legacy and the ongoing relevance of the Feldenkrais Method. We are shown how it is not just a way of thinking about somatic health, embodiment and awareness, but a vital enactivist epistemology for contemporary artistic thought and practice.