Description : Leading dance innovator Merce Cunningham not only describes his development as a dancer and choreographer, but also discusses individual compositions--including Torse, Inlets and Squaregame--revealing a great deal about his collaborations with such modern masters as John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, Jasper Johns and Morris Graves.
Description : WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALAN HOLLINGHURST ‘Astonishingly beautiful... The best gay novel written by anyone of our generation’ Harpers ‘A life changing read for me. Describes a New York that has completely disappeared and for which I longed - stuck in closed-on-Sunday's London’ Rupert Everett Young, divinely beautiful and tired of living a lie, Anthony Malone trades life as a seemingly straight, small town lawyer for the disco-lit decadence of New York’s 1970's gay scene. Joining an unbridled world of dance parties, saunas, deserted parks and orgies – at its centre Malone befriends the flamboyant queen, Sutherland, who takes this new arrival under his preened wing. But for Malone, the endless city nights and Fire Island days, are close to burning out. It is love that Malone is longing for, and soon he will have to set himself free. First published in 1978, Dancer from the Dance is widely considered the greatest, most exciting novel of the post-Stonewall generation. Told with wit, eroticism and unashamed lyricism, it remains a heart-breaking love letter to New York's hedonistic past, and a testament to the brilliance of our passions as they burn brightest.
Description : José Limón (1908-1972) was one of the leading figures of modern dance in the twentieth century. Hailed by the New York Times as "the finest male dancer of his time" when the José Limón Dance Company debuted in 1947, Limón was also a renowned choreographer who won two Dance Magazine Awards and a Capezio Dance Award, two of dance's highest honors. In addition to directing his own dance company, Limón served as artistic director of the Lincoln Center's American Dance Theater and also taught choreography at the Juilliard School for many years. In this volume, scholars and artists from fields as diverse as dance history, art history, Mesoamerican ethnohistory, Mexican American studies, music studies, and Mexican history come together to explore one of José Limón's masterworks, the ballet La Malinche. Offering many points of entry into the dance, they examine La Malinche from various angles, such as Limón's life story and the influence of his Mexican heritage on his work, an analysis of the dance itself, the musical score composed by Norman Lloyd, the visual elements of props and costumes, the history and myth of La Malinche (the indigenous woman who served the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés as interpreter and mistress), La Malinche's continuing presence in Mexican American culture, and issues involved in a modern restaging of the dance. Also included in the book is a DVD written and directed by Patricia Harrington Delaney that presents the ballet in its entirety, accompanied by expert commentary that sets La Malinche within its artistic and historical context.
Description : The Dancer and the Dance is a collection of thirteen essays in translation studies. Unlike many similar collections that have appeared in the past decades, it is the product of theory integrated with practice; in it, the authors have steered clear of theorizing in a vacuum, making sure that their findings tally with what actually happens in translation; there is no attempt at putting forward hypotheses based on mere speculation. As translation theorists and/or translators whose specialties cover translation studies, linguistics, cultural studies, computer-aided translation, Chinese literature, English literature, comparative literature, and creative writing, the thirteen authors have taken up the challenge of unravelling the mystery of what, in I. A. Richards’s words, “may very probably be the most complex type of event yet produced in the evolution of the cosmos.” Impossible as the task may have seemed, they have all succeeded, each in his/her own way, in tracing out many warp and weft threads, as well as hitherto undiscovered patterns in the vast, gorgeous, and mysterious tapestry woven by God after Babel.
Description : Why do women choreographers choose to create the dances they do in the manner they do? How do women in dance work independently, and organizationally? How do women set up institutions? How has higher education helped or hindered women in the world of dance? These are some of the questions addressed through interviews and research by the dancers and educators Sharon E. Friedler and Susan B. Glazer in Dancing Female. Their exploration of the intimate and diverse world in which women create, teach, direct, perform and write is subdivided into two books. In the first they examine the ways in which women transmit their art from one generation to the next through their professional and personal relationships, raising critical questions about women choreographers, dancers, writers, educators and administrators. Chapters cover major Western theatrical dance genres: ballet, modern, jazz, tap and theatre dance. In Book II, "The Physical Body, Theory and Practice, and using the Knowledge," they consider the dancer's relationship to her art from three perspectives: her physicality, the theory and practice of dance that impact her career in psychological and spiritual terms, and finally, the cultural context in which she works. In dealing with some of the tensions, joys, frustrations and fears women experience at various points of their creative lives, the contributors strike a balance between a theoretical sense of feminism and its practice in reality. In Dancing Female Sharon E. Friedler and Susan B. Glazer present answers to basic questions about women, power and action.
Description : THE DANCER HANDBOOK teaches dancers to be more, know more, and do more in today's time. It offers strategies and tools that will immediately change a person's quality of life. It is the most relevant and complete guide to contemporary life as a professional dancer! These days the opportunities for dancers are massive and the next generation of professional dancers is being discovered every day. Do you have what it takes to join them? From dancing with the best in the industry at the Millennium Dance Complex in North Hollywood, California to integrating into the global dance network--including international dance studios, worldwide competitions, and conventions--THE DANCER HANDBOOK gets you plugged in!Have you ever wondered how you can dance on a TV series, at award shows, in music videos, in films, and tour the world with celebrity artists? From shows such as Jennifer Lopez's Dance Life to movies like the Step Up! series; from working with artists like Usher, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift to Beyoncé; from getting hired for the American Music Awards, to the BET Awards; from dancing at the Hollywood Bowl to the Super Bowl; Every future opportunity like these will be accessible to you after reading THE DANCER HANDBOOK. Whether you're a breaker or a ballerina, making it as a professional dancer requires a lot more than just being good. You have to be exemplary. And you have to be able to live the life. Joseph De Las Nieves, a former professional dancer takes you through every aspect of life in the dance industry. Through extensive research and his own experiences he lights the way to success--and helps you avoid the pitfalls that have caused so many dancers to give up on their dreams. This book is a comprehensive guide, filled with insider information. With The Dancer Handbook you will be prepared for every eventuality, giving you your greatest chances of success as a Professional Dancer. Nike says, "Just Do It." THE DANCER HANDBOOK tells you how!
Description : Provides information on dance auditioning, rehearsing, and performing and includes tips and advice for choreographing a musical.
Description : This popular dance school was formed in 1955 in Baraboo after local appliance and tire store owner Tony Canepa tap-danced at the Sauk County Fairgrounds as the Mystery Merchant. Upon learning his identity, friends and neighbors begged him to give their children dance lessons. The handsome Canepa was a dancer at the University of Wisconsin. His svelte wife, Alberta, had taken dancing lessons from the third grade through high school. Eventually the dancing duo had 11 children of their own, and as the dancing school grew, so did the dancing Canepa family. Over 3,500 students have learned to dance from the Canepa family. This volume depicts the yearly dance recitals that were staged to benefit St. Marys Ringling Hospital, the Circus World Museum, and Camp Wawbeek, an Easter Seal Society camp for handicapped children located in Wisconsin Dells. There are also many photographs of the Canepa family, who as a troupe performed professionally for over 25 years. This popular dance school was formed in 1955 in Baraboo after local appliance and tire store owner Tony Canepa tap-danced at the Sauk County Fairgrounds as the Mystery Merchant. Upon learning his identity, friends and neighbors begged him to give their children dance lessons. The handsome Canepa was a dancer at the University of Wisconsin. His svelte wife, Alberta, had taken dancing lessons from the third grade through high school. Eventually the dancing duo had 11 children of their own, and as the dancing school grew, so did the dancing Canepa family. Over 3,500 students have learned to dance from the Canepa family. This volume depicts the yearly dance recitals that were staged to benefit St. Marys Ringling Hospital, the Circus World Museum, and Camp Wawbeek, an Easter Seal Society camp for handicapped children located in Wisconsin Dells. There are also many photographs of the Canepa family, who as a troupe performed professionally for over 25 years.