Choreography and the Specific Image

Choreography and the Specific Image

This is the first book to approach choreography through content rather than structure.

Author: Daniel Nagrin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822972259

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Spiced with wit and strong opinions, the third installment in Daniel Nagrin's trilogy explores the art of choreography through the life's work of an important artist. This is the first book to approach choreography through content rather than structure.
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Contemporary Choreography

Contemporary Choreography

fostering the development of aspiring choreographers – those who will become
sympathetic to and knowledgeable ... (2001) Choreography and the Specific
Image: Nineteen Essays and a Workbook, Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh
.

Author: Jo Butterworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136447495

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 458

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This innovative text provides a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and traditional understandings of dance making. Contemporary Choreography features contributions by practitioners and researchers from Europe, America, Africa, Australasia and the Asia-Pacific region, investigating the field in six broad domains: • Conceptual and philosophic concerns • Educational settings • Communities • Changing aesthetics • Intercultural choreography • Choreography’s relationships with other disciplines By capturing the essence and progress of choreography in the twenty-first century this reader supports and encourages rigorous thinking and research for future generations of dance practitioners and scholars.
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Dancefilm

Dancefilm

The book also sets out to examine and rethink the parameters of dancefilm and thereby re-conceive the relations between dance and cinema.

Author: Erin Brannigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199887888

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image examines the choreographic in cinema - the way choreographic elements inform cinematic operations in dancefilm. It traces the history of the form from some of its earliest manifestations in the silent film era, through the historic avant-garde, musicals and music videos to contemporary experimental short dancefilms. In so doing it also examines some of the most significant collaborations between dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers. The book also sets out to examine and rethink the parameters of dancefilm and thereby re-conceive the relations between dance and cinema. Dancefilm is understood as a modality that challenges familiar models of cinematic motion through its relation to the body, movement and time, instigating new categories of filmic performance and creating spectatorial experiences that are grounded in the somatic. Drawing on debates in both film theory (in particular ideas of gesture, the close up, and affect) and dance theory (concepts such as radical phrasing, the gestural anacrusis and somatic intelligence) and bringing these two fields into dialogue, the book argues that the combination of dance and film produces cine-choreographic practices that are specific to the dancefilm form. The book thus presents new models of cinematic movement that are both historically informed and thoroughly interdisciplinary.
Categories: Social Science

Choreography

Choreography

Finishing Touches Choreographers must learn to look at the total picture that is
created in their work. ... It might even be helpful to keep a record of specific
images in your journal that you experienced during the choreographic process.

Author: Sandra Cerny Minton

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736064761

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 164

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Solve common problems in choreography, design and shape movements into a dance, and organize a concert. Each chapter offers movement exploration exercises, review and reflection questions, and application challenges to help you understand the choreographic process from concept to stage performances. --back cover.
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Dance and the Specific Image

Dance and the Specific Image

with impatience for some young choreographer to read those pages and be
inspired to create a strong and beautiful ... of an exercise, each person is to let
her.his mind roam over the given area of interest until one specific image asserts
itself.

Author: Daniel Nagrin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822978886

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 765

The first in a trilogy of books by one of the leading figures in American dance, Dance and the Specific Image includes more than 100 improvisational structures that Daniel Nagrin created with his company, the Workgroup, and taught in dance classes and workshops throughout the United States. Robby Barnett of the Pilobolus Dance Theater called the book "a vivid and fascinating document of his thinking—more movement and performance and, of course, on his own extraordinary life in dance."
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The Six Questions

The Six Questions

Author: Daniel Nagrin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822956241

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 221

View: 945

First examining the personal essentials demanded by dance, this book then looks at the pitfalls inherent in the act of performing. It asks questions about the essence of dance, going on to the tools required for roles, with the sixth question being the performance itself.
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Bibliographic Guide to Education 2003

Bibliographic Guide to Education 2003

17 1993 CHOREOGRAPHY . Nagrin , Daniel . Choreography and the specific
image . Pittsburgh , Pa . : University of Pittsburgh Press , c2001 . TC GV1588 . 3 .
N34 2001 Choreography and the specific image . Nagrin , Daniel . Pittsburgh , Pa
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Author: GK Hall

Publisher: G. K. Hall

ISBN: 0783805012

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 619

The "Bibliographic Guide to Education" lists recent publications cataloged during the past year by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by publications in the field of education cataloged by The Research Libraries of The New York Public Library, selected on the basis of subject headings. Non-book materials, including theses, are included in this "Guide," with the exception of serials. All aspects and levels of education are represented in this "Guide," including such areas as: American elementary and secondary education, higher and adult education, early childhood education, history and philosophy of education, applied pedagogy, international and comparative education, educational administration, education of the culturally disadvantaged and physically handicapped, nursing education and education of minorities and women. Also well covered are the administrative reports of departments of education for various countries and for U.S. states and large cities. The Teachers College collection covers over 200 distinct educational systems. Works in all languages are included. The" Bibliographic Guide to Education" serves in part as an annual supplement to the "Dictionary Catalog of the Teachers College Library, Columbia University" (G.K. Hall & Co., 1970) and Supplements ("First Supplement," 1971; "Second Supplement," 1973; "Third Supplement," 1977).
Categories: Education

Brain compatible Dance Education

Brain compatible Dance Education

Choreography : A Basic Approach Using Improvisation . Champaign , IL : Human
Kinetics , 1997 . Nagrin , Daniel . Choreography and the Specific Image :
Nineteen Essays and a Workbook . Pittsburgh , PA : University of Pittsburgh
Press ...

Author: Anne Green Gilbert

Publisher: Amer Alliance for Health Physical

ISBN: UOM:39015064205613

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

View: 136

This classic "must have" is NDA's most popular publication. Includes locomotor/nonlocomotor movement, assessment, and interdisciplinary topics.
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Performing Arts Directory

Performing Arts Directory

The Art of Fred Astaire " " Fred Astaire ' s Use of the Camera " " Dance in the
Earliest Motion Pictures " GLENN LONEY 3 East 71 ... ( V ) ( LD ) Choreography
and the Specific Image " ( lecture and workshop ) Dance Program A Dept . of
Physical ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013610160

Category: Dance

Page:

View: 922

Categories: Dance

Reading Dancing

Reading Dancing

They present the choreographic process for consumption rather than for
collaboration. Following in the wake of Cunningham ... the most banal task or the
most artful gesture. The dances thus direct attention away from any specific
image of the ...

Author: Susan Leigh Foster

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520063333

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 307

View: 426

Suggests a new theory of dance, describes four models for representation in dance, and discusses the work of modern choreographers, including Balanchine, Graham, and Tharp
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Choice

Choice

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016603653

Category: Academic libraries

Page:

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Categories: Academic libraries

Literature Modernism and Dance

Literature  Modernism  and Dance

12 Samuel Beckett and Choreography The movement patterns and structures of
physical activity in Samuel Beckett's plays have rarely ... Critics' tendency to focus
on language and image in his work has led, in spite of a few notable exceptions,
to the relatively limited ... sources for specific plays, showing that Beckett's
understanding of contemporary choreography began with his spectatorship of
dance in ...

Author: Susan Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199565320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

View: 789

The book identifies a complex reciprocal relationship between literature and dance in the modernist period. An unprecedented dialogue between the two art forms took place based on contemporary discussions of the body and gender, language, formal experimentation, primitivism, anthropology, and modern technologies such as photography, film, and mechanisation. By examining the work of writers such as Yeats, Woolf, Eliot, Pound, Lawrence, and Beckett in relation tothe choreography of the Ballets Russes, early British ballet, and European and American modern dance, the book traces the origins of this relationship in the nineteenth century and examines experimentation in both art forms up to the first half of the twentieth century. The book illustrates theimportant but often neglected transmissions and negotiations between these art forms at a time of intense experimentation and transatlantic exchange.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

In Brooklyn, he reaffirmed his virtuoso capacities as a choreographer and his still
potent appeal as a dancer. ... Establishing a parallel is not the same as
developing a specific image for each score that the choreographer turns his hand
to, ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017446654

Category: Literature

Page:

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Categories: Literature

Images of Enchantment

Images of Enchantment

The social status of the performer appears to derive from the particular history of
solo dance ( as compared with tribal or rural ... and a particular echelon of
performers earn their reputation with skillful choreography and dynamic
performances .

Author: Sherifa Zuhur

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774244672

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

View: 476

This original and multidimensional book brings a refreshing new approach to the study of the arts of the Middle East. By dealing in one volume with dance, music, painting, and cinema, as experienced and practiced not only within the Middle East but also abroad, Images of Enchantment breaks down the artificial distinctions--of form, geography, 'high' and 'low' art, performer and artist--that are so often used to delineate the subjects and processes of Middle Eastern artistic culture. The eighteen essays in this book cover themes as diverse as Bedouin dance, the music of Arab Americans, cinema in Egypt and Iran, Hollywood representations of the Middle East, and contemporary Sudanese painting. The contributions come from scholars and critics and from the artists themselves. Together, they present a wide-ranging and holistic view of the arts in their social, political, anthropological, and gender contexts. Contributors: Walter Armbrust, Farida Ben Lyazid, Kay Hardy Campbell, Virginia Danielson, Marjorie Franken, Sondra Hale, Carolee Kent, Hamid Naficy, Salwa Mikdadi Nashashibi, Anne K. Rasmussen, Selim Sednaoui, Simon Shaheen, Rebecca Stone, Chaïbia Talal, Karin Van Nieuwkerk, William Young, Sherifa Zuhur.
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On Refuge

On Refuge

This results in 'body/ bodily images' – in images in which the body again and
again becomes an allegory of itself, of its singular vitality ... or content, but by their
“being-an-image' — their “imageness' – their particular existential quality as a
specific mode of representation. ... Thus, the opening scene points to a possible
connection between dance and visual art: choreography as the art of freezing
bodies, ...

Author: Richard Gough

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415161800

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 117

View: 877

This work explores ideas about home and exile, site, location and migration - in relation to the artists themselves and to the forms at play in perfomance today. Performance has always been a nomadic occupation. Unwillingly or by choice artists find themselves positioned outside institutions as political, cultural and financial exiles; they choose or are forced to migrate, or deliberately situate themselves outside accepted structures and sites. The book looks at how these conditons affect the artist's work and considers how contemporay perfomance constitutes the conditions for its own production - and its own survival.
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Film Culture Reader

Film Culture Reader

There is a film by Kenneth Anger , Eaux d ' Artifice , close to the spirit of
Choreography for Camera but different in several ... make the intensity of her
emotional state clear at every given moment , regardless of the specific image on
the screen .

Author: P. Adams Sitney

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003981472

Category: Experimental films

Page: 438

View: 176

Categories: Experimental films

My Body The Buddhist

My Body  The Buddhist

Their reward comes less from mastering specific skills and more from the sense
of the body unfolding as a site of infinite possibilities. The choreographic form of
Hay's dances coalesces out of the ex- ploration of these same directives. (Her
renowned trilogy The Man Who Grew Common in Wisdom developed from the
three images for 1987, 1988, and 1989 cited above.) Increasingly attentive to
what the ...

Author: Deborah Hay

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819563286

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 104

View: 885

A premiere choreographer's compelling argument for the agency of the body in creative processes.
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Landscape of the Now

Landscape of the Now

... editors Wesleyan University Press Dances that Describe Themselves: The
Improvised Choreography of Richard Bull ... The Improvisation of Presence (1995
) Ruth Zaporah North Atlantic Books Dance and the Specific Image: Improvisation
 ...

Author: Kent De Spain

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199988280

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 190

In Landscape of the Now, author Kent De Spain takes readers on a deep journey into the underlying processes and structures of postmodern movement improvisation. Based on a series of interviews with master teachers who have developed unique approaches that are taught around the world - Steve Paxton, Simone Forti, Lisa Nelson, Deborah Hay, Nancy Stark Smith, Barbara Dilley, Anna Halprin, and Ruth Zaporah - this book offers the rare opportunity to find some clarity in what is often a complex and confusing experience. After more than 20 years of research, De Spain has created an extensive list of questions that explore issues that arise for the improviser in practice and performance as well as resources that influence movements and choices. Answers to these questions are placed side by side to create dialog and depth of understanding, and to see the range of possible approaches experienced improvisers might explore. In its nineteen chapters, Landscape of the Now delves into issues like the influence of an audience on an improviser's choices or how performers "track" and use their experience of the moment. The book also looks at the role of cognitive skills, memory, space, emotion, and the senses. One chapter offers a rare opportunity for an honest discussion of the role of various forms of spirituality in what is seen as a secular dance form. Whether read from cover to cover or pulled apart and explored a subject at a time, Landscape of the Now offers the reader a kind of map into the mysterious realm of human creativity, and the wisdom and experience of artists who have spent a lifetime exploring it.
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Animation Journal

Animation Journal

By rapidly shifting the camera angles and recomposing these objects , he is able
to draw ' graphic choreography ' from ... The creative process is described by
Engel : With Rumble , I started with a specific image , as well as with an idea of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058313407

Category: Animated films

Page:

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Categories: Animated films

Flamenco

Flamenco

... and filmic conventions that construct flamenco bodies. Like written accounts of
flamenco performance, choreography and film rely upon a system of codes to
formulate meaning within specific ideological structures. However, the visual
image ...

Author: Michelle Heffner Hayes

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786439232

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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This analytical history traces representations of flamenco dance in Spain and abroad from the twentieth century through the present, using flamenco histories, film appearances of flamenco, accounts of live performances, and interviews with practitioners to map the emergence of a global dance practice. Focusing on the stereotype of the dancing body as the site of political and social tensions, it places that image in an international dialogue between tourists, flamenco purists, dictators, poets, filmmakers, and dancers. After laying the groundwork for an analysis of flamenco historiography, the text delves into such topics as images of the female flamenco dancer in films by Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura, and Antonio Gades; the lasting stereotypes of flamenco bodies and Andalusian culture originated in Prosper Merimees novella Carmen; and the ways in which contemporary flamenco dancers such as Belen Maya, Pastora Galvan, and Roco Molina negotiate the flamenco stereotype of Carmen as well as the return of an idealized Spanish feminine that pervades "traditional" flamenco. Informed by political and cultural theory as well as works in feminist and gender studies, this ambitious study illuminates the conflicting stories that compose the history of flamenco.
Categories: Performing Arts