What is Dance?: Readings in Theory and Criticism

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Roger Copeland, Marshall Cohen
Oxford University Press, 1983 - History - 582 pages
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A wide variety of writing is included in this anthology, from the practical criticism of Arlene Croce and David Denby to the more scholarly work of Rudoloph Arnheim, Suzanne Langer, and Havelock Ellis. The collection is divided into seven sections: What is Dance?; the Dance Medium; Dance andthe Other Arts; Genre and Style; Language, Notation, and Identity; Dance Criticism; and Dance and Society.
 

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Contents

WHAT IS DANCE?
1
JEANGEORGES NOVERRE
10
JOHN MARTIN
22
SUSANNE K LANGER
28
ANDRE LEVINSON
47
Philosophy of the Dance
55
THE DANCE MEDIUM
103
STEPHANE MALLARME
111
PostModern Dance
325
Notes on Music and Dance
336
R P BLACKMUR
354
ANNA KISSELGOFF
361
LANGUAGE NOTATION
367
Dance Notation and Choreology
390
From Languages of
399
JACK ANDERSON
410

FRANK KERMODE
145
Primitivism Modernism and Dance Theory
161
DANCE AND THE OTHER ARTS
185
Martha Grahams Journey
197
Music and Action
203
BERNARD SHAW
215
GENRE AND STYLE
225
Ballet
238
ADRIAN STOKES
244
A K VOLINSKY
255
Modern Dance
262
Mind and Medium in the Modern Dance
289
MARY WIGMAN
296
Merce Cunningham and the Politics of Perception
307
DANCE CRITICISM
421
THEOPHILE GAUTIER
431
The Art and Meaning of Isadora Duncan
438
Anna Pavlowa 1920
445
Monumental Martha
456
DANCE AND SOCIETY
473
From The Elizabethan World Picture
497
ROGER COPELAND
515
RUTH KATZ
521
JOANN KEALIINOHOMOKU
533
ELIZABETH KENDALL
550
Bibliography
561
Index
573
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Roger Copeland is an Associate Professor of Theater and Dance. Marshall Cohen is at University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

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