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

By Kiri Miller

What occurs whilst machines educate people to bop? Dance games remodel gamers' stories of well known song, invite experimentation with gendered and racialized circulation types, and current new percentages for instructing, studying, and archiving choreography. Drawing on 5 years of study with 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 comes with the bigger online game undefined, viral tune video clips, fact television competitions, advertising campaigns, and rising surveillance applied sciences. writer Kiri Miller tracks the stream 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, song and dance repertoires, and social media practices.

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Download PDF by Libby Worth,Jasmin Vardimon: Jasmin Vardimon's Dance Theatre: Movement, memory and

By Libby Worth,Jasmin Vardimon

Jasmin Vardimon’s Dance Theatre deals an strange, intimate perception into the devising and coaching techniques of a choreographer in the middle of her perform. Libby worthy and Jasmin Vardimon take a collaborative method of recording and exploring the operating techniques of Vardimon and her corporation, chronicling the advance of particular productions instead of delivering a unmarried choreographic blueprint.


Focusing at the suggestions, concepts and artistic actions necessitated by means of each one venture, worthy and Vardimon address:




  • The preliminary ‘triggers’ which bring about learn, growth, and performance;



  • The social, political and mental content material of Vardimon’s work;



  • The dating among accessibility of content material and complexity of ideas;



  • Drawing on texts to reinforce and form a bit of dance work;



  • The enhancing technique, and its inherent messiness;



  • The contribution of a company’s diverse voices and viewpoints to the improvement of a production.


Based on prolonged conversations and interviews, this hugely illustrated, complete -colour quantity is a special mirrored image on Jasmin Vardimon’s bright, always constructing perform. it's a must-read for college kids and practitioners of dance and actual theatre.

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Eve Golden's Vernon and Irene Castle's Ragtime Revolution PDF

By Eve Golden

Vernon and Irene fort popularized ragtime dancing within the years in advance of international battle I and made dancing a decent hobby in the USA. The whisper-thin, based Castles have been trendsetters in lots of methods: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an brazenly lesbian supervisor, and have been animal-rights advocates many years sooner than it grew to become a public factor. Irene was once additionally a way innovator, bobbing her hair ten years earlier than the flapper glance of the Twenties turned renowned. From their marriage in 1911 till 1916, the Castles have been the main recognized and influential dance staff on this planet. Their dancing faculties and nightclubs have been full of society figures and white-collar staff alike. After their top of white-hot repute, Vernon enlisted within the Royal Canadian Flying Corps, served on the entrance strains, and was once killed in a 1918 aircraft crash. Irene grew to become a film famous person and seemed in additional than a dozen motion pictures among 1917 and 1922. The Castles have been depicted within the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers motion picture Vernon and Irene Castle's Ragtime Revolution (1939), however the movie passed over many of the attention-grabbing and arguable facets in their lives. They have been extra complicated than posterity might have it: Vernon used to be captivating yet irresponsible, Irene used to be strong-minded yet self-centered, and the couple had filed for divorce earlier than Vernon's loss of life (information that hasn't ever prior to been made public). Vernon and Irene Castle's Ragtime Revolution is the attention-grabbing tale of a pair who reinvented dance and its position in twentieth-century culture.

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Costume Construction by Katherine Strand-Evans PDF

By Katherine Strand-Evans

developing costumes calls for a various set of abilities to effectively create magic at the degree. wisdom of stitching is key, yet Katherine Strand-Evans indicates how even more is concerned. She walks readers step-by-step via establishing and offering a fancy dress workshop; deciding upon materials; draping, drafting, and manipulating styles; dyeing and upholstery amendment; and developing add-ons comparable to ancient undergarments, hats and headdresses, footwear and shoes, mask and armor, jewellery and crowns, and, new to this version, wigs (written by means of James McGough). all through, the writer considers not just the inventive points of executing gown designs, but additionally the restrictions of budgets and time. gown building opens doorways for every reader to discover his or her personal route to changing into a good gown technician.

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Download PDF by B. Gottschild: The Black Dancing Body: A Geography From Coon to Cool

By B. Gottschild

what's the essence of black dance in the USA? to respond to that query, Brenda Dixon Gottschild maps an unorthodox 'geography', the geography of the black dancing physique, to teach the significant position black dance has in American tradition. From the toes to the butt, to hair to skin/face, and past to the soul/spirit, Brenda Dixon Gottschild talks to a few of the best choreographers of our day together with Garth Fagan, Francesca Harper, Meredith Monk, Brenda Buffalino, Doug Elkins, Ralph Lemon, Fernando Bujones, invoice T. Jones, Trisha Brown, Jawole Zollar, Bebe Miller, Sean Curran and Shelly Washington to examine the evolution of black dance and it really is significance to American tradition. it is a groundbreaking piece of labor by way of one of many top-rated African-American dance critics of our day.

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Ifeoma C.K. Nwankwo,Mamadou Diouf's Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World: Rituals and Remembrances PDF

By Ifeoma C.K. Nwankwo,Mamadou Diouf

"Collecting essays by way of fourteen professional participants right into a trans-oceanic social gathering and critique, Mamadou Diouf and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo convey how track, dance, and pop culture flip methods of remembering Africa into African methods of remembering.  With a mixture of Nuyorican, Cuban, Haitian, Kenyan, Senegalese, Trinidagonian, and Brazilian beats, Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World proves that the pleasures of poly-rhythm belong to the world of the discursive in addition to the sonic and the kinesthetic."

---Joseph Roach, Sterling Professor of Theater, Yale University

"As beneficial because it is very good, Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World dances throughout, past, and in the Black Atlantic Diaspora with the aplomb and ability befitting its editors and contributors."

---Mark Anthony Neal, writer of Soul infants: Black pop culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic

Along with associated modes of religiosity, track and dance have lengthy occupied a principal place within the ways that Atlantic peoples have enacted, made feel of, and replied to their encounters with one another. This specific choice of essays connects countries from around the Atlantic---Senegal, Kenya, Trinidad, Cuba, Brazil, and the U.S., between others---highlighting modern well known, folkloric, and non secular song and dance. by means of monitoring the continual reframing, revision, and erasure of aural, oral, and corporeal lines, the members to Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World jointly argue that track and dance are the dwelling proof of a continuing (re)composition and (re)mixing of neighborhood sounds and gestures.

Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World distinguishes itself as a suite concentrating on the flow of cultural varieties around the Atlantic international, tracing the trails trod by way of a number of tune and dance kinds inside, throughout, or past the range of locales that represent the Atlantic global. The editors and participants accomplish that, despite the fact that, with no assuming that those paths were both continuously in response to nationwide, neighborhood, or continental obstacles or constantly transnational, transgressive, and completely hybrid/syncretic. This assortment seeks to reorient the discourse on cultural types relocating within the Atlantic global through paying attention to the specifics of the forms---their particular geneses, the categorical makes use of to which they're placed by way of their creators and shoppers, and the categorical ways that they trip or churn in place.

Mamadou Diouf is Leitner family members Professor of African experiences, Director of the Institute of African reports, and Professor of background at Columbia University.

Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo is affiliate Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

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New PDF release: Corpo vivo: Reeducação do movimento (Portuguese Edition)

By Ivaldo Bertazzo

Corpo vivo contém uma síntese do método Bertazzo, fruto da miscigenação de estudos do movimento, de técnicas de dança e da percepção corporal das diversas culturas que o autor vivenciou. Redigido de forma leve e bem-humorada, em linguagem acessível tanto a leigos quanto a profissionais, e composto por numerosas fotografias e ilustrações com sugestões de sequências de exercícios, o livro conta com a colaboração das fisioterapeutas Ana Marta Nunes, Geni Castro, Juliana Storto e Liza Ostermayer.

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New PDF release: Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

By Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

Embodying Mexico examines performative icons of Mexicanness--the Dance of the previous males and evening of the lifeless of Lake Pátzcuaro--in a number of manifestations, together with movie, theater, vacationer publications, ads, and souvenirs. protecting a ninety-year interval from the postrevolutionary period to the current day, Hellier-Tinoco's research is punctiliously grounded in Mexican politics and background, and concurrently comprises choreographic, musicological, and dramaturgical analysis.

Exploring a number of contexts in Mexico, the us, and Europe, Embodying Mexico expands and enriches our realizing of complicated tactics of constructing nationwide icons, functionality repertoires, and vacationer points of interest, drawing on wide-ranging ethnographic, archival, and participatory adventure. an in depth better half site illustrates the author's arguments via audio and video.

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Read e-book online The Wicked Waltz and Other Scandalous Dances: Outrage at PDF

By Mark Knowles

The waltz, probably the main loved social dance of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as soon as provoked outrage from non secular leaders and different self-appointed arbiters of social morality. Decrying the corrupting impact of social dancing, they didn't suppress the recognition of the waltz or different dance crazes of the interval, together with the Charleston, the tango, and “animal dances” resembling the Turkey Trot, Grizzly undergo, and Bunny Hug.
This booklet investigates the improvement of those renowned dances, contemplating particularly how their very lifestyles as “taboo” cultural fads finally supplied a catalyst for lasting social reform. as well as analyzing the effect of the waltz and different scandalous dances on type, track, relaxation, and social reform, the textual content describes the competition to bop and the proliferation of literature on either sides.

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Das Ballettbuch (German Edition) - download pdf or read online

By O. F. Regner

Das 1954 erstmals erschienene ›Ballettbuch‹ von Otto Friedrich Regner gibt Auskunft über die Geschichte der Tanzkunst, verschiedene Stilrichtungen innerhalb und außerhalb Deutschlands, über große Tänzerinnen und Tänzer, Komponisten, Librettisten, Choreographen und bildende Künstler, die für das Ballett gearbeitet haben, sowie über Ballett-Regeln und Fachtermini.
(Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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