Vaganova Today: The Preservation of Pedagogical Tradition by Catherine E. Pawlick

By Catherine E. Pawlick

"An wide and thorough compilation of various resources with distinct insights on Vaganova and her technique. the writer has had entry to a number of very important figures in Russian ballet who knew Vaganova and/or her scholars. Confronting the dilemmas dealing with the paintings of classical ballet, Vaganova this present day is a thought-provoking read."--John White, writer of complicated ideas in educating Classical Ballet

Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951) is respected because the visionary who first codified the Russian procedure of classical ballet education. The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, based on impeccable approach and centuries of culture, has a name for elite criteria, and its graduates contain Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, and Diana Vishneva. but the "Vaganova procedure" has come less than feedback in fresh years.
during this soaking up quantity, Catherine Pawlick lines Vaganova's tale from her early years as a ballet pupil in tsarist Russia to her occupation as a dancer with the Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet to her paintings as a pedagogue and choreographer. Pawlick then is going past biography to handle Vaganova's legacy this present day, supplying the first-ever English translations of fundamental resource fabrics and interesting interviews with pedagogues and dancers from the Academy and the Mariinsky Ballet, together with a few who studied with Vaganova herself.

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Ballroom: Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance (Dress, by Jonathan S. Marion

By Jonathan S. Marion

aggressive ballroom is way greater than a mode of dance. fairly, it's a consistently evolving and more and more worldwide social and cultural enviornment: of style, functionality, artwork, recreation, gender and extra.

Ballroom explores the intersection of dance cultures, gown and the physique. offering the author's reviews at a global diversity of dance occasions in Europe, the united states and united kingdom, in addition to that includes the perspectives of person dancers, the ebook indicates how dancing affects brain and physique alike. for college students of anthropology, dance, cultural and function experiences, Ballroom provides an ethnographic photo of ways dancers and others reside their lives either off and on the dance floor.

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Kampftänze der afrikanischen Diaspora: Entstehung, by Marie-Claire Thull

By Marie-Claire Thull

Die Kampftänze der afrikanischen Diaspora wurden während der Sklavenzeit als Weiterführung afrikanischer Rituale entwickelt und erhielten eine neue Funktion als getarnter Widerstand, Überlebenstraining und Guerillataktik gegen die Kolonialregierungen. Bis ins 20. Jahrhundert hinein conflict ihre Ausübung offiziell verboten - eine krasse Beschränkung der kulturellen Identität der Bevölkerungen afrikanischen Ursprungs. Heute genießen die Kampftänze als Kampfsport besonders in den westlichen Industrieländern eine wachsende Popularität. Marie-Claire Thull gibt eine Übersicht der Kampftänze Capoeira (Brasilien), Moringue (La Réunion) sowie Danmyé (Martinique) und rekonstruiert die historische und ethnische Verbindung, um den gemeinsamen Ursprung in Afrika auszumachen. Dies ist die erste übergreifende Untersuchung zu den Ursprüngen der Kampftänze, die solch ein weitumfassendes Feld an Bewegungsrepertoire und Musik beschreibt.

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Le voyage Salsa: Une danse de société pour la pluralité by Eva Villar

By Eva Villar

Cet ouvrage ouvre l. a. path vers un mouvement artistique qui a voyagé même avant son développement dans les années 1970 et ensuite un peu partout dans le monde à travers sa commercialisation et ses migrants latino-américains. Il s'intéresse à los angeles pratique de los angeles salsa comme danse de société dans un contexte en apparence lointain de celui de son émergence.

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L'art chorégraphique occidental, une fabrique du féminin: by Virginie Valentin

By Virginie Valentin

Cet ouvrage, croisant les sciences sociales à l'art chorégraphique, suggest de répondre à l. a. query "Pourquoi les filles font-elles de los angeles danse ?" et d'en élucider le sens. Il se compose, d'une half, d'un travail d'anthropologie historique et, d'autre half, d'une ethnographie de terrain permettant de saisir les enjeux identitaires et socioculturels de l. a. danse féminine. l. a. query posée est celle, anthropologique, des représentations collectives et des pratiques qui façonnent les identités sexuées en Occident.

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The Ancient & Martial Dances by Arlechina Verdigris

By Arlechina Verdigris

The dance traditions of the traditional global current many mysteries yet none have been so greatly written approximately or illustrated because the martial dances of the previous Mediterranean. It used to be an international of deep symbolism and formality. a global of sympathetic magic. And none of it was once as but well looked after into the myths we're acquainted with this present day. The gods have been older, their names and rites have been heavily tied to the secretive components of construction and destruction. And during this archaic age among the smelting of iron and conversion to the written notice we discover the brotherhoods and sisterhoods--more reminiscent of shaman than priests--who, via blood ties to the Earth mom herself, danced the way forward for all civilization. it really is ancestral reminiscence of the actual language of symbolic circulation that saved the outdated traditions and carried their root-concepts into the trendy global. And so the rites of the Earth mom, the Animal mom, the crimson Warrior and the typhoon Lord reside on.

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The Rite of Spring at 100 (Musical Meaning and by Severine Neff,Maureen Carr,Gretchen Horlacher,Stephen

By Severine Neff,Maureen Carr,Gretchen Horlacher,Stephen Walsh,John Reef

When Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The ceremony of Spring) premiered in the course of the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, its avant-garde tune and jarring choreography scandalized audiences. at the present time it truly is one in every of the main influential musical works of the 20 th century. during this quantity, the ballet ultimately gets the complete severe realization it merits, as exceptional track and dance students talk about the that means of the paintings and its far-reaching impact on international track, functionality, and tradition. Essays discover 4 key aspects of the ballet: its choreography and move; the cultural and historic contexts of its functionality and reception in France; its constitution and use of leading edge rhythmic and tonal gains; and the reception of the paintings in Russian song historical past and theory.

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Rethinking Dance History: A Reader by Larraine Nicholas,Geraldine Morris

By Larraine Nicholas,Geraldine Morris

by way of taking a clean method of the research of heritage generally, Alexandra Carter's Rethinking Dance History bargains new views on vital sessions in dance heritage and seeks to handle a number of the gaps and silences left inside of that background. Encompassing ballet, South Asian, smooth dance varieties and masses extra, this e-book presents fascinating new study on issues as various as:
*the Victorian tune hall
*film musicals and well known tune videos
*the effect of Neoclassical model on ballet
*women's impact on early sleek dance
*methods of dance reconstruction.
that includes paintings via a number of the significant voices in dance writing and discourse, this targeted anthology will end up worthwhile for either students and practitioners, and a resource of curiosity for an individual who's occupied with dance's wealthy and multi-layered history.

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