The Dancer Within

The Dancer Within

Most of all, this book is about the courage, commitment, love, and passion of these performers in their quest for artistic excellence. The reader will quickly realize that "the dancer within" is a metaphor of the human spirit.

Author: Rose Eichenbaum

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819574886

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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The Dancer Within is a collection of photographic portraits and short essays based on confessional interviews with forty dancers and entertainers, many of them world-famous. Well-known on the concert stage, on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on television, the personalities featured in this book speak with extraordinary candor about all stages of the dancer’s life—from their first dance class to their signature performances and their days of reflection on the artist’s life. The Dancer Within reveals how these artists triumphed, but also how they overcame adversity, including self-doubt, injuries, and aging. Most of all, this book is about the courage, commitment, love, and passion of these performers in their quest for artistic excellence. The reader will quickly realize that “the dancer within” is a metaphor of the human spirit.
Categories: Performing Arts

Conscious Trance

Conscious Trance

Author: Pi Villaraza

Publisher:

ISBN: 971950210X

Category: Mysticism

Page:

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Categories: Mysticism

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition

Each dancer within the crew becomes the building block of a larger structure
through the layering, balancing, and eventual abstraction of body parts. The
results of these stunts are mechanical, monstrous and zoological beings that
transform ...

Author: Sherril Dodds

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190639082

Category: Music

Page: 680

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In the twenty-first century, values of competition underpin the free-market economy and aspirations of individual achievement shape the broader social world. Consequently, ideas of winning and losing, success and failure, judgment and worth, influence the dance that we see and do. Across stage, studio, street, and screen, economies of competition impact bodily aesthetics, choreographic strategies, and danced meanings. In formalized competitions, dancers are judged according to industry standards to accumulate social capital and financial gain. Within the capitalist economy, dancing bodies compete to win positions in prestigious companies, while choreographers hustle to secure funding and attract audiences. On the social dance floor, dancers participate in dance-offs that often include unspoken, but nevertheless complex, rules of bodily engagement. And the media attraction to the drama and spectacle of competition regularly plays out in reality television shows, film documentaries, and Hollywood cinema. Drawing upon a diverse collection of dances across history and geography, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition asks how competition affects the presentation and experience of dance and, in response, how dancing bodies negotiate, critique, and resist the aesthetic and social structures of the competition paradigm.
Categories: Music

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

Charisse's expressive dancing during 'The Heather on the Hill' number
consequently develops this more complex ... the sweeping camera movement
involved to Minnelli, the film's director, but the staging of the two dancers within
this shot ...

Author: Dominic McHugh

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190469993

Category: Music

Page: 696

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Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited the musical in particular, since the heightened experience of song and dance drew attention to the novelty of the technological development. Until the near-collapse of the genre in the 1960s, the film musical enjoyed around thirty years of development, as landmarks such as The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Singin' in the Rain, and Gigi showed the exciting possibilities of putting musicals on the silver screen. The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations traces how the genre of the stage-to-screen musical has evolved, starting with screen adaptations of operettas such as The Desert Song and Rio Rita, and looks at how the Hollywood studios in the 1930s exploited the publication of sheet music as part of their income. Numerous chapters examine specific screen adaptations in depth, including not only favorites such as Annie and Kiss Me, Kate but also some of the lesser-known titles like Li'l Abner and Roberta and problematic adaptations such as Carousel and Paint Your Wagon. Together, the chapters incite lively debates about the process of adapting Broadway for the big screen and provide models for future studies.
Categories: Music

Dance Theory

Dance Theory

8.1).12 Laban drew many variations on the theme of a dancer within a
tetrahedron, and of abstract concatenations of tetrahedrons that can be construed
either as sculpture or movement in an expressionistic modern dance.13 This
notion of a ...

Author: Tilden Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190059750

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

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"This book began in 2014 as an introduction to the book I was then writing about a small group of dance theorists-five Germans and an Englishman-and their treatises published between 1703 and 1721: obviously a very narrow conspectus in subject and years. The aim of the introduction was to place these largely ignored writers (epecially the Germans) in a broad historical context that would demonstrate how essential and pivotal they were. As I read further in dance theory I found more and more sources on the subject that turned out to be far more interesting and complex than I had originally imagined. The introduction kept getting longer, until it became an albatross on the book's actual text, not only because of its ever-increasing length, but more gravely, because I had assumed it would trace a teleological ascent in dance theory culminating in my authors and their works, followed by a degenerative aftermath. This tendentious viewpoint threatened not only to deter readers from a sympathetic reading of the book as a whole; it turned out, the more I read and learned, to be simply wrong. The history of dance theory, as I gradually came to realize, is too interesting and important to be exploited for spurious purposes. Also, it's an untold story. Dance historians are familiar with many or most of the authors and titles, but not what they have to say about dance theory. That's the part usually at the beginning of books that is skimmed through in order to get to the more urgent preoccupations of historical dancers and dance historians: performance practice, reconstruction, technique, and repertoire. Viewed superficially, moreover, it can seem as if the same self-evident and obligatory themes keep getting repeated like clichés in these sections under the general rubric of theory: a definition of dance and/or dance theory, or at least a list of their basic components; the relation of dance to the other arts and other areas of knowledge; dance's origin and history; and its utility (i.e., health, social conduct and success, recreation). Finally, and contrary to what I had long believed, dance theory is not dead. In fact, it is thriving in the twenty-first century. Yes, I was fully aware that something called dance theory was being copiously written and talked about, and that "theory" and "theorizing" and "theorist" had become wildly ubiquitous in dance scholars' lexicon, but I believed that what they were talking about was no genuine dance theory, had no kinship with what was historically accepted as dance theory, and did not meet the criteria of what a theory should be. I was convinced that what I considered dance theory had been swept away in the iconoclastic, irreverent, and nonconformist spirit of postmodernism. Luckily, early readers tactfully convinced me to address my folly. As I wrote, I learned. Writing this book has already served as a textbook in my own learning experience. There are some excellent compilations of readings in dance history. The common format is to devote each chapter to a historical period, with an introductory essay followed by relevant readings. The number of readings tends to increase as history marches on, peaking in the nineteenth century. A sampling of such compilations follows. Each book differs from this one in different ways, but in general, and by intent, none of them does everything this book sets out to do: treat theory in depth and as a discrete topic; treat theatrical and social dance equally; include readings dating from classical Antiquity to the twenty-first century; and link the readings, through brief introductory essays, from end to end by a narrative thread based on salient topics as seen from evolving perspectives"--
Categories: Performing Arts

The Dancer and the Dance

The Dancer and the Dance

It is an electronic score which changes its sound parameters during the course of
the piece , though not in relation to the ... was to limit the space the camera
focused upon , and then find out how to move the dancers within this restricted
area .

Author: Merce Cunningham

Publisher: Marion Boyars

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037925695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

View: 307

Merce Cunningham not only discusses compositions but also reveals a great deal about his collaborations with modern masters such as John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, Jasper Johns and Morris Graves. Merce Cunningham talks and explains with the same fluidity and expansiveness that is notable when he dances.
Categories: Performing Arts

Fifty Years of Ballet Design

Fifty Years of Ballet Design

Watercolor . 328. Sketch for the Director , on transparent paper , indicating the
place and size of the dancer within the costume . 329. Sketch for the Director on
transparent paper , indicating the place and size of the dancer within the costume
.

Author: John Herron Art Institute

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021547810

Category: Ballet

Page: 22

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Categories: Ballet

Minnesota and Its Resources

Minnesota and Its Resources

All Indians are excessively fond of their own amusements , and I append a
description of a “ round dance , ” at Traverse des Sioux , during the treaty of 1851
:“ The commission , and in fact our whole camp , was present , and perhaps one ...

Author: John Wesley Bond

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002401568A

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 412

View: 155

Categories: Indians of North America

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects

To adjust the position of any dancer within the masked area , you can use the
pan behind tool . Use the pan behind tool to preserve the location of the mask in
the Comp window while changing the position of the layer behind it 045 oes bos
 ...

Author:

Publisher: Hayden Books

ISBN: PSU:000026578613

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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The Classroom in a Book series is designed to work either as a set of self-paced lessons or within an instructor-led training program. Use the specially-created files on the CD as you work through the lessons and projects in the book. These illustrations will guide you through the results you'll achieve on the screen using your Adobe software. This unique combination of hands-on tools has made Classroom in a Book an international best-selling approach to maximizing your productivity. Classroom in a Book: Adobe After Effects for Macintosh covers ten lessons that allow you to maximize the power and sophistication of the award-winning special effects and 2D animation program, using the tools and features of Adobe After Effects with the CD's professionally created electronic files. Classroom in a Book: Adobe After Effects for Macintosh supports Adobe After Effects version 3 or later.
Categories: Computers

American Square Dance

American Square Dance

There are about 100 calls at this program and is for the established C - 1 dancer
who wishes to dance additional calls and be exposed to more difficult positions .
The C - 1 and C - 2 programs have the most number of dancers within the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000100305246

Category: Square dancing

Page:

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Categories: Square dancing

Mosaic

Mosaic

The Dancer Within , the Dancer Without Leela Samson An illuminating Rig Veda
mantra speaks of two birds living in the same tree . One is the bhokta , who
partakes , who tastes . The bhokta enjoys the fruits of the tree . The other bird is
the ...

Author: Monisha Mukundan

Publisher: Penguin Putnam

ISBN: UOM:39015043156705

Category: English literature

Page: 210

View: 452

In this collection, the brightest novelists, poets, playwrights and essayists of Britain and India explore the imaginative worlds of our two countries. New voices, new explorations and a refreshingly varied range of views make this a volume that is both deeply satisfying and also serves as an introduction to stimulating new writing in English today. From science fiction to poetry and from fantasy to realism, this collection includes writings by Anjana Appachana, Margaret Bhatty, Amit Chaudhari, Susannah Clapp, Keki N. Daruwalla, Imtiz Dharker, Shama Futehally, Ranjit Hoskote, Sophi Hannah, H.R.F. Keating, A.L. Kennedy, Krishen Khanna, E.A. Markham, S.I. Martin, Dom Moraes, Kiran Nagarkar, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Manjula Padmanabhan, Don Paterson, Michele Roberts, Lawrence Sail, Leela Samson, Jo Shapcott, Matthew Sweeny, Ardashir Vakil and Marina Warner.
Categories: English literature

Colburn s United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal

Colburn s United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal

And how well they conveyed the impulse to the dancers within , who revolved in
graceful gyrations round the room , seemingly ... and passed through the ball
room to fan the flushed cheeks of the damsels engaged in the dance inside .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW283K

Category: Military art and science

Page:

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Categories: Military art and science

Dancer and Other Aesthetic Objects

Dancer and Other Aesthetic Objects

We recognize the edifice through a glance into space and the dancer during a
span of time . We are not involved with most dancers . Even soloists and
principals do not always do anything to us . Similarly the majority of edifices serve
merely ...

Author: James Michael Friedman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038141318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 503

Categories: Performing Arts

Anne Novel

Anne  Novel

The windows were open : it was the custom to sit here and look through at the
dancers within . ... For Miss Vanhorn had harried her niece so successfully during
the long day , that the girl really believed that she had overstepped not only the ...

Author: Constance Fenimore Woolson

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924022230456

Category:

Page: 290

View: 626

Categories:

Anne

Anne

The windows were open : it was the custom to sit here and look through at the
dancers within . ... For Miss Vanhorn had harried her niece so successfully during
the long day , that the girl really believed that she had overstepped not only the ...

Author: Constance Fenimore Woolson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071577111

Category: Mackinac Island (Mich.)

Page: 540

View: 309

Categories: Mackinac Island (Mich.)

The Making of a Dancer and Other Papers on the Background of Ballet

The Making of a Dancer  and Other Papers on the Background of Ballet

Ballet technique does not keep the dancer within narrow limits : on the contrary it
gives her a scope that no other system could possibly allow . That is the answer
to the critics of ballet , the final answer . Only I wish I could be certain that all ...

Author: Arnold Lionel Haskell

Publisher: London : A. & C. Black

ISBN: UOM:39015023756383

Category: Ballet

Page: 96

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Categories: Ballet

Botswana Notes and Records

Botswana Notes and Records

In this paper I will analyse the role of the Bushman trance dancer within the
context of the life situation of the ... a few of the salient attributes are described
here.8 Trance dances are healing rituals during which both patients with specific
ills are ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000833918

Category: Botswana

Page:

View: 276

Categories: Botswana

Godey s Lady s Book

Godey s Lady s Book

... gentlemen were soon whirling among the dancers . ” within . I did remember
the incident , although not “ But , Mr. Lane , ' began Nellie , in a low voice until
Herbert had told me . That was the even that penetrated into my very soul , have
you ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000108901236

Category: Costume

Page:

View: 804

Includes music.
Categories: Costume

Godey s Magazine

Godey s Magazine

... soon whirling among the dancers . ” within . I did remember the incident ,
although not “ « But , Mr. Lane , ' began Nellie , in a low voice until Herbert had
told me . That was the even that penetrated into my very soul , “ have you no ing
when ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00322064M

Category: Costume

Page:

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Includes music.
Categories: Costume

Fields Within Fields Within Fields

Fields Within Fields Within Fields

Rilke , too , resembles the dancer Nijinsky in that poetry and the dance , and
particularly the dance , reveal the union of transcendence in immanence . For the
dancer , during the ecstasy of the dance , experiences both complete self ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3599638

Category: Civilization

Page:

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Categories: Civilization