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Affect, Technique, and Discourse: Being Actively Passive in the Face of History: Reconstruction of Reconstruction  

Gerald Siegmund

Print publication date:
Jan 2018
Online publication date:
Dec 2017
Subject:
Music, Dance
Taking its examples from a European context, this chapter describes three possible ways of reenacting history in dance. First, it analyzes Martin Nachbar’s reconstruction of Dore Hoyer’s ... More

Affect-ive moves: Space, Violence, and the Body in ’s Krump Dancing  

Stephanie L. Batiste

Print publication date:
Aug 2014
Online publication date:
Oct 2014
Subject:
Music, Dance
This chapter argues that the African American dance practice of krumping editorialized in the 2005 David LaChapelle film RIZE defines a space of home as a system of feeling in early ... More

“An Interesting Experiment in Eugenics”: Ted Shawn, American Dance, and the Discourses of Sex, Race, and Ethnicity  

Paul A. Scolieri

Print publication date:
Jul 2016
Online publication date:
Oct 2013
The “ethnic dance” movement in the United States is closely associated with Ted Shawn, the “Father of American Dance” (1891–1972). Shawn and his wife and dancing partner, Ruth St. Denis, ... More

“And I Make My Own”: Class Performance, Black Urban Identity, and Depression-Era Harlem’s Physical Culture  

Christopher J. Wells

Print publication date:
Jul 2016
Online publication date:
Oct 2014
This chapter applies spatial practice theory to the intersections of power relations, social spaces, and embodied performance in the dance culture of Great Depression-era Harlem. Tracing ... More

Appreciation, Appropriation, Assimilation: and the Hollywood History of Black Dance  

Susie Trenka

Print publication date:
Aug 2014
Online publication date:
Oct 2014
Subject:
Music, Dance
The black-cast backstage musical Stormy Weather (1943) is the first Hollywood film to explicitly celebrate black achievement. Featuring key figures of African American dance and more black ... More

Attending to the Heartbeat in Dance Movement Psychotherapy: Improvements in Mood and Quality of Life for Patients with Coronary Heart Disease  

Mariam Mchitarian, Jospeh A. Moutiris, and Vicky Karkou

Print publication date:
Oct 2017
Online publication date:
Dec 2017
Subject:
Music, Dance
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Interventions to reduce future events in patients with established CHD include, apart from medical ... More

An Australian in Paris: Techno-Choreographic Bohemianism in  

Clare Parfitt-Brown

Print publication date:
Aug 2014
Online publication date:
Oct 2014
Subject:
Music, Dance
Reviewers of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! (2001) often claimed to be bombarded, overloaded, or pathologically infected by the film’s rapid-fire imagery and eclectic cultural references. ... More

Authentic Movement and the Relationship of Embodied Spirituality to Health and Wellbeing  

Zoe Avstreih

Print publication date:
Oct 2017
Online publication date:
Dec 2017
Subject:
Music, Dance
This chapter explores the possibility of a relationship between spiritual practices and some of the many facets of wellbeing. It considers the distinction between religion and spirituality ... More

Authentic Movement as a Practice for Wellbeing  

Jane Bacon

Print publication date:
Oct 2017
Online publication date:
Dec 2017
Subject:
Music, Dance
Practitioners working with the somatic practice of Authentic Movement often employ a holistic notion of wellbeing that includes psyche, soma, and spirit. This approach is widely believed ... More

Authenticity and Ethnicity: Folk Dance, Americanization, and the Immigrant Body in the Early Twentieth Century  

Jessica Ray Herzogenrath

Print publication date:
Jul 2016
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
During the Progressive Era, settlement workers attempted to regulate dance both within and outside settlement house walls as a method to instill proper “American” body behaviors, ... More

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