Ecstasy of Being: Mythology and Dance (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell Book 8) (English Edition)
visión de conjunto:Críticas Impressively rich and varied . . . A very important addition to the literature of the field for graduate students in dance history performance art history post-modern culture and for interested undergraduates doing research in these areas.--Janice Ross Stanford University Reseña del editor Drawing of the postmodern perspective and concerns that informed her groundbreaking Terpsichore in Sneakers Sally Banes's Writing Dancing documents the background and developments of avant-garde and popular dance analyzing individual artists performances and entire dance movements. With a sure grasp of shifting cultural dynamics Banes shows how postmodern dance is integrally connected to other oppositional often marginalized strands of dance culture and considers how certain kinds of dance move from the margins to the mainstream. Banes begins by considering the act of dance criticism itself exploring its modes methods and underlying assumptions and examining the work of other critics. She traces the development of contemporary dance from the early work of such influential figures as Merce Cunningham and George Balanchine to such contemporary choreographers as Molissa Fenley Karole Armitage and Michael Clark. She analyzes the contributions of the Judson Dance Theatre and the Workers' Dance League the emergence of Latin postmodern dance in New York and the impact of black jazz in Russia. In addition Banes explores such untraditional performance modes as breakdancing and thedrunk dancing of Fred Astaire. Biografía del autor SALLY BANES is Professor of Theatre and Drama and Chair of the Dance Program at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has served as editor of Dance Research Journal and as a senior critic at Dance Magazine and has published essays in numerous periodicals including the Village Voice. Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-Modern Dance (Wesleyan paperback 1987) was the first exploration of postmodern dance.