Download What a Body Can Do by Ben Spatz PDF

By Ben Spatz

In?What a physique Can Do, Ben Spatz develops, for the 1st time, a rigorous thought of embodied process as wisdom. He argues that viewing procedure as both?training and study has a lot to supply present debates over the position of perform in the?university, together with the debates round "practice as research."?



Drawing on severe views from the sociology of knowledge,?phenomenology, dance reviews, enactive cognition, and different components, Spatz argues that procedure is an enormous zone of historic and ongoing study in actual tradition, appearing arts, and daily life.

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Download Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the by Paul A. Scolieri PDF

By Paul A. Scolieri

From Christopher Columbus to “first anthropologist” Friar Bernardino de Sahagún, 15th- and sixteenth-century explorers, conquistadors, clerics, scientists, and tourists wrote in regards to the “Indian” dances they encountered during the New global. This used to be very true of Spanish missionaries who intensively studied and documented local dances in an try and determine and get rid of the “idolatrous” behaviors of the Aztec, the most important indigenous empire in Mesoamerica on the time of its eu discovery.

Dancing the hot World lines the transformation of the Aztec empire right into a Spanish colony via written and visible representations of dance in colonial discourse—the tremendous constellation of chronicles, histories, letters, and commute books through Europeans in and in regards to the New global. Scolieri analyzes how the chroniclers used the Indian dancing physique to symbolize their very own reports of ask yourself and terror within the New international, in addition to to justify, lament, and/or deny their function in its political, non secular, and actual conquest. He additionally finds that Spaniards and Aztecs shared an figuring out that dance performed an enormous function within the formation, upkeep, and illustration of imperial strength, and describes how Spaniards pressured Indians to accomplish dances that dramatized their very own conquest, thereby reworking them into colonial topics. Scolieri’s pathfinding research of the significant colonial “dance archive” conclusively demonstrates that dance performed an important position in a single of the defining moments in smooth history—the ecu colonization of the Americas.

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Download The Phenomenology of Dance by Maxine Sheets-Johnstone PDF

By Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

When The Phenomenology of Dance used to be first released in 1966, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone requested: “When we glance at a dance, what will we see?” Her questions, in regards to the nature of our event of dance and the character of dance as a shaped and played paintings, are nonetheless provocative and acutely major this day. Sheets-Johnstone considers dance as an aesthetic mode of expression, and integrates theories of dance into philosophical discussions of the character of movement.

 

Back in print after approximately two decades, The Phenomenology of Dance presents an educated method of instructing dance and to bop schooling, appreciation, feedback, and choreography. as well as the foreword via Merce Cunningham from the unique variation, and the preface from the second one version, this 50th anniversary version contains an in-depth advent that seriously and constructively addresses present-day scholarship on stream and dance.

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Download Tango sans frontières (French Edition) by France Joyal PDF

By France Joyal

Vous regardez les danseurs évoluer sur l. a. piste, fascinés par les motifs que tracent agilement leurs pieds sur le sol. Puis, votre regard remonte lentement leurs corps enlacés et pénètre, pour quelques moments, leur intimité. Au-delà des costumes flamboyants et des pas de danse, vous comprenez que le tango cache en lui les délicats mécanismes des rapports humains. C’est également ce qu’a compris France Joyal en initiant, il y a trois ans, un cycle de colloques et de guides universitaires sur le tango. Poursuivant le travail accompli dans Tango, corps à corps culturel (2009), elle met ici à contribution les expertises scientifiques et professionnelles de chercheurs d’origines diverses – française, argentine, roumaine et québécoise – et de domaines variés – psychologie, géomatique cognitive, musique, psychiatrie, histoire, littérature, sociologie, danse et éducation artistique. Ensemble, ils offrent un landscape du tango, de ses fondements, de son caractère improvisé, de ses incidences sur le mieux-être de l'individu et de son extraordinaire potentiel métaphorique. Les chercheurs de tous les domaines, les intervenants en santé, de même que les professeurs, danseurs et amateurs de tango, se sentiront interpellés par cet ouvrage qui marque les prémisses de l. a. « tangologie », d’une technological know-how du tango. Assurément, le tango n’a pas de frontières.

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Download Playable Bodies: Dance Games and Intimate Media by Kiri Miller PDF

By Kiri Miller

What occurs while machines train people to bounce? Dance games remodel gamers' studies of renowned song, invite experimentation with gendered and racialized circulate types, and current new percentages for educating, studying, and archiving choreography. Drawing on 5 years of analysis with avid gamers, video game designers, and choreographers for the Just Dance and Dance Central video games, Playable Bodies situates dance video games in a media ecology that incorporates the bigger video game undefined, viral tune movies, fact television competitions, advertising campaigns, and rising surveillance applied sciences. writer Kiri Miller tracks the movement of dance gameplay and comparable physique initiatives throughout media systems to bare how dance video games functionality as intimate media, configuring new relationships between people, interfaces, track and dance repertoires, and social media practices.

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Download Staging Ghana: Artistry and Nationalism in State Dance by Paul Schauert PDF

By Paul Schauert

The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana’s nationwide tradition and translates it in functionality utilizing genuine dance types tailored for neighborhood or international audiences. frequently, says Paul Schauert, the goals of the ensemble and the goals of the person performers paintings in competition. Schauert discusses the background of the dance troupe and its position in Ghana’s post-independence nation-building method and illustrates how the nation’s tradition makes its method onto the degree. He argues that as dancers negotiate the terrain of what's or isn't really real, in addition they locate how you can show their own aspirations, researching, in the framework of nationalism or collective id, that there's huge room to reform nationwide beliefs via person virtuosity.

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Download Step Dancing in Ireland: Culture and History (Ashgate by Dr Catherine E Foley PDF

By Dr Catherine E Foley

For many of us step dancing is linked usually with the Irish step-dance level indicates, Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, which assisted either in selling the dance shape and in putting eire globally. yet, during this publication, Catherine Foley illustrates that the perform and contexts of step dancing are even more advanced and fluid. Tracing the trajectory of step dancing in eire, she tells its tale from roots in eighteenth-century eire to its various cultural manifestations this present day. She examines the interrelationships among step dancing and the altering ancient and cultural contexts of colonialism, nationalism, postcolonialism and globalization, and exhibits that step dancing is a strong instrument of embodiment and which means which could impress very important questions with regards to tradition and id during the our bodies of these who practice it.

Focusing at the rural ecu area of North Kerry within the south-west of eire, Catherine Foley examines 3 step-dance practices: one, the agricultural Molyneaux step-dance perform, representing the tip of a comparatively long-lived approach of training by means of itinerant dancing masters within the sector; , Rinceoirí na Ríochta, a dance college consultant of the urbanized staged, festival oriented perform, cultivated by means of the cultural nationalist flow, the Gaelic League, validated on the finish of the 19th century, and practised this day either in eire and out of the country; and 3, the stylized, commoditized, folk-theatrical perform of Siamsa Tíre, the nationwide people Theatre of eire, proven in North Kerry within the Seventies. Written from an ethnochoreological point of view, Catherine Foley presents a wealthy old and ethnographic account of step dancing, step dancers and cultural associations in Ireland.

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Download Eleanor Powell: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in by Margie Schultz PDF

By Margie Schultz

Eleanor Powell started her amazing profession at age 12, with an visual appeal at a supper exhibit at an Atlantic urban resort. As undefined, she moved to vaudeville and Broadway, the place manufacturers insisted that the classically proficient dancer learn faucet. With minimum education, she turned the queen of faucet dancing within the Thirties and Nineteen Forties, with MGM casting her in a few of the best-loved musicals of all time. This booklet info her lifestyles and career.

A concise biography overviews the valuable occasions within the existence and paintings of Eleanor Powell. The chapters that stick to are dedicated to her paintings particularly media, akin to movie, radio, and tv. each one bankruptcy comprises entries for her productions, which offer forged and credits details, plot synopses, feedback, and excerpts from studies. Appendices offer more information approximately her lifestyles, and an annotated bibliography summarizes the various writings by means of and approximately her.

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Download Tango Argentino a Buenos Aires: 36 Stratagemmi per Ballarlo by Patricia Muller PDF

By Patricia Muller

Patricia Müller ci fa conoscere, indagando sulle situazioni storiche, sui personaggi e sui luoghi importanti di Buenos Aires, come gli indios, gli schiavi africani, i coloni spagnoli e gli immigranti europei hanno plasmato il tango e sviluppato il suo ballo. Attraverso esercizi pratici e semplici impariamo a tonificare e rilassare il corpo, a ballare facendo un tutt’uno con il companion e advert accendere le nostre emozioni. Impareremo a fare bella figura in sala da ballo e advert interpretare nel giusto modo i cenni consistent with non restare mai più a sedere!

‘È come essere accompagnati in step with mano alla scoperta del tango. Adesso non ci sono più segreti, Buenos Aires ci aspetta!’ (Chiara Scozzari, ballerina di tango dal ’98)

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