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Dancing Across Difference: Transforming Habitual Modes Of Being In The World Through Movement, Kimberly Dority Jun 2019

Dancing Across Difference: Transforming Habitual Modes Of Being In The World Through Movement, Kimberly Dority

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Although some scholarly work has been done on race, and whiteness, in relation to habit, my account is unique in the way that it addresses the role of movement in habit through dance. Dance is well-suited for exploring habit since dancers cultivate an intimate knowledge of their bodies as habitual dancing bodies. I argue that dancing can offer critical insight into how habitual modes of being in the world may be shifted and changed. Dancers’ mastery of movement not only consists in sedimenting habits within the body, but also includes an active involvement in embodied exploration of what might be ...


Vox Machinal: Voice In The Machine, Payton E. Smith Jan 2019

Vox Machinal: Voice In The Machine, Payton E. Smith

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Soaring: The Diary And Letters Of A Denishawn Dancer In The Far East, 1925–1926, Jane Sherman Jan 1976

Soaring: The Diary And Letters Of A Denishawn Dancer In The Far East, 1925–1926, Jane Sherman

The NEH/Mellon Open Book Program, Dance Titles – open access Ebooks

An account of the author’s travels during her 15 month tour of the Far East with Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and the Denishawn Dance Company along with Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Pauline Lawrence, among others. Contains letters and diary entries. In addition to providing a dance history narrative, this book accounts a vivid description of traveling in Japan, Burma, China, India, Ceylon, Java, Malaya, and the Philippines during the mid 1920s. Includes primary source letter, journals, and pictures to bring the history directly to the reader.


The Mary Wigman Book, Mary Wigman Jan 1973

The Mary Wigman Book, Mary Wigman

The NEH/Mellon Open Book Program, Dance Titles – open access Ebooks

The final testament of a great creative artist, whose genius as a dancer and choreographer was well matched by her verbal gifts. In this volume, Walter Sorell, her longtime friend, brings together a rich selection of her writings: warm letters, poems, anecdotes of her early years, witty cartoons, essays on the art of dance, and on some of her own works. Included are her reminiscences of her first compositions and performances, of the dancers who flocked to her company and school at Dresden, and of her triumphant American tours in 1930–1933. The Mary Wigman Book was originally published by ...


Hanya Holm: The Biography Of An Artist, Walter Sorell Jan 1969

Hanya Holm: The Biography Of An Artist, Walter Sorell

The NEH/Mellon Open Book Program, Dance Titles – open access Ebooks

An indispensable addition to the history of dance, this biography of a great dancer, teacher, and choreographer is based on interviews, tapes, articles, and reviews concerned with her theories, personality, and associations. Her intellectual and artistic training in Germany, her partnership with Mary Wigman, her establishment of schools of the dance in New York and Colorado, and her choreography for opera and such musicals as My Fair Lady are set forth by a dance critic who is a contributing editor of Dance magazine. Appended are a chronology, a list of Holm’s essays, a list of her awards, and sources ...


Duncan Dancer, An Autobiography, Irma Duncan Jan 1966

Duncan Dancer, An Autobiography, Irma Duncan

The NEH/Mellon Open Book Program, Dance Titles – open access Ebooks

Born Irma Dorette Henriette Erich-Grimme (1897–1977), in Hamburg, Germany, Irma was one of six young girls, later called the Isadorables, taken in by Isadora Duncan. All six girls took Duncan’s name legally. Thus was born: Irma Duncan.

Duncan Dancer, an Autobiography is a valuable resource, describing Irma's early career with Isadora Duncan and the Isadorables, through her time as a teacher taking students on tours to perform throughout the world.

Today, many of her letters, photographs, notebooks, programs, clippings from newspapers and magazines, and other materials form the Irma Duncan Collection, one of the most precious holdings ...