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Above and Beyond the Battle: Virtuosity and Collectivity within Televised Street Dance Crew Competitions  

Laura Robinson

Print publication date:
Jan 2019
Online publication date:
Nov 2018
Subject:
Music, Dance
This chapter explores competitive street dance crew choreography in relation to interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks regarding virtuosity and excess. Through a close analysis of five ... More

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

Afterword: Who Is Competing?  

Susan Leigh Foster

Print publication date:
Jan 2019
Online publication date:
Nov 2018
Subject:
Music, Dance
The Afterword identifies key ideas regarding dance and competition that are collectively generated throughout the book: how dance competition engages matters of identity; how institutions ... More

An Agile Mind in an Agile Body  

Ivar Hagendoorn

Print publication date:
Apr 2019
Online publication date:
Mar 2019
Subject:
Music, Dance
Dancers and choreographers have developed numerous improvisation techniques to facilitate the real-time composition of movement sequences, from simple behavioural tasks, such as drawing ... More

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

Paul A. Scolieri

Print publication date:
Jun 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:
Jun 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

Artful Humanizing Conversations: Improvisation in Early Years Dance  

Kerry Chappell and Lizzie Swinford

Print publication date:
Apr 2019
Online publication date:
Mar 2019
Subject:
Music, Dance
This chapter focuses on improvisation in early years dance. It arises from the practice and research interests of the chapter’s two authors. It articulates the dynamics of this practice, ... 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

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