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Dance and the Lived Body

Dance and the Lived Body Author Sondra Horton Fraleigh
ISBN-10 0822971704
Release 1996-05
Pages 284
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In her remarkable book, Sondra Horton Fraleigh examines and describes dance through her consciousness of dance as an art, through the experience of dancing, and through the existential and phenomenological literature on the lived body. She describes, with performance photographs, specific imagery in dance masterworks by Doris Humphrey, Anna Sokolow, Viola Farber, Nina Weiner, and Garth Fagan.



Moving Without a Body

Moving Without a Body Author Stamatia Portanova
ISBN-10 9780262018920
Release 2013
Pages 179
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Digital technologies offer the possibility of capturing, storing, and manipulating movement, abstracting it from the body and transforming it into numerical information. In Moving without a Body, Stamatia Portanova considers what really happens when the physicality of movement is translated into a numerical code by a technological system. Drawing on the radical empiricism of Gilles Deleuze and Alfred North Whitehead, she argues that this does not amount to a technical assessment of software's capacity to record motion but requires a philosophical rethinking of what movement itself is, or can become. Discussing the development of different audiovisual tools and the shift from analog to digital, she focuses on some choreographic realizations of this evolution, including works by Loie Fuller and Merce Cunningham. Throughout, Portanova considers these technologies and dances as ways to think -- rather than just perform or perceive -- movement. She distinguishes the choreographic thought from the performance: a body performs a movement, and a mind thinks or choreographs a dance. Similarly, she sees the move from analog to digital as a shift in conception rather than simply in technical realization. Analyzing choreographic technologies for their capacity to redesign the way movement is thought, Moving without a Body offers an ambitiously conceived reflection on the ontological implications of the encounter between movement and technological systems.



Let the Bones Dance

Let the Bones Dance Author Marcia W. Mount Shoop
ISBN-10 9780664234126
Release 2010
Pages 189
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Minister and theologian Marcia Mount Shoop Offers an analysis of Reformed heritage---and an impassioned provocation that we live more adventurously. "Beautifully written and deeply felt. This work offers a vivid theology relocated in the flesh and blood of life's utter physicality. Finally a book to recommend when people ask about resources on bodies and theology!"---Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Pastoral Theology, The Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, Vanderbilt University "An incredibly compelling theological work. Bringing together a host of cutting-edge concerns that matter not simply to academic theologians, but to the lived life of faith, this project invokes the importance of bodies and their marking by gender, race, ethnicity, etc. Mount Shoop uses these now-familiar themes to break new ground by revealing the inadequacy of the overly verbal and cognitive character of Protestant worship and practice. It is groundbreaking."---Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School, and author of Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church "Mount Shoop thiks in new ways about central theological concepts and dares to imagine a new church emerging out of them. She combines the intellectual vigor of an academic with the heart and soul of a pastor who understands what it means to lead a congregation. Happily, she writes like a poet. Let the Bones Dance is provocative, stimulating, and readable."---John M. Buchanan, pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois, and author of A New Church for a New World Contemporary Christian faith and practice tend to address spiritual, mental, and emotional issues but ignore the body. As a result, many believers are uncomfortable in their own skins. Mount Shoop addresses this "dis-ease" with a theology that is attentive to physical experience. She also suggests how worship services can more fully invite God to inhabit every part of a congregation---including their flesh-and-blood bodies.



The Phenomenology of Dance

The Phenomenology of Dance Author Maxine Sheets-Johnstone
ISBN-10 9781439912621
Release 2015-06-12
Pages 152
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Reprint of the ed. published by University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1966.



Bodies moving and moved

Bodies moving and moved Author Jaana Parviainen
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105021975417
Release 1998
Pages 197
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Bodies moving and moved has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bodies moving and moved also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bodies moving and moved book for free.



Why We Dance

Why We Dance Author Kimerer L. LaMothe
ISBN-10 9780231538886
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 320
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Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as dynamic and agential, this book offers a visionary definition of dance that illuminates its constitutive work in the ongoing evolution of human persons. Why We Dance introduces a philosophy of bodily becoming that posits bodily movement as the source and telos of human life. Within this philosophy, dance appears as an activity that humans evolved to do as the enabling condition of their best bodily becoming. Weaving theoretical reflection together with accounts of lived experience, this book positions dance as a catalyst in the development of the brains, compassion, ritual proclivities, and ecological adaptability characteristic of human beings. Aligning with trends in new materialism, affect theory, and feminist philosophy, as well as advances in dance and religious studies, this book argues that dancing has a vital role to play in reversing the trajectory of ecological self-destruction along which human civilization is racing.



Elemental Essence

Elemental Essence Author Stephanie Emmanuela Engel
ISBN-10 0355133814
Release 2017
Pages 63
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"Elemental Essence is a dance performance that reveals the profound depths of the ancestral lineage of Afro-Brazilian cultural practices, by way of the transatlantic slave trade, the resistance of the Quilombo culture, traced back to an origin in Israel. The structure of the dance performance is divided into four sections which reflect the four elements of nature: earth, water, air, and fire which correspond to the areas of research that I conducted. The forces of the elements are expressed through the research of folkloric movement forms of Orixá dances, the teachings of Rosangela Silvestre and the Silvestre Technique, expressed on stage, in a contemporary context. The presentation of this work was presented in the LeFevre Theatre on the Saint Mary's College campus as a culmination of the graduate studies program in Dance: Creative Practice, where the live performance component occurred on June 17th and 18th of 2017"--Abstract, p. 1.



Dancing Identity

Dancing Identity Author Sondra Horton Fraleigh
ISBN-10 0822970880
Release 2004
Pages 285
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Combining critical analysis with personal history and poetry, "Dancing Identity" presents a series of interconnected essays composed over a period of fifteen years that explore the role of movement in defining our sense of self.



On Female Body Experience

On Female Body Experience Author Iris Marion Young
ISBN-10 0198036639
Release 2005-01-27
Pages 192
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Written over a span of more than two decades, the essays by Iris Marion Young collected in this volume describe diverse aspects of women's lived body experience in modern Western societies. Drawing on the ideas of several twentieth century continental philosophers--including Simone de Beauvoir, Martin Heidegger, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty--Young constructs rigorous analytic categories for interpreting embodied subjectivity. The essays combine theoretical description of experience with normative evaluation of the unjust constraints on their freedom and opportunity that continue to burden many women. The lead essay rethinks the purpose of the category of "gender" for feminist theory, after important debates have questioned its usefulness. Other essays include reflection on the meaning of being at home and the need for privacy in old age residences as well as essays that analyze aspects of the experience of women and girls that have received little attention even in feminist theory--such as the sexuality of breasts, or menstruation as punctuation in a woman's life story. Young describes the phenomenology of moving in a pregnant body and the tactile pleasures of clothing. While academically rigorous, the essays are also written with engaging style, incorporating vivid imagery and autobiographical narrative. On Female Body Experience raises issues and takes positions that speak to scholars and students in philosophy, sociology, geography, medicine, nursing, and education.



Sensational Knowledge

Sensational Knowledge Author Tomie Hahn
ISBN-10 081956835X
Release 2007-05-07
Pages 197
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DVD contains: Examples of performances.



Apollo s Angels

Apollo s Angels Author Jennifer Homans
ISBN-10 9780679603900
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 672
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully told, Apollo’s Angels—the first cultural history of ballet ever written—is a groundbreaking work. From ballet’s origins in the Renaissance and the codification of its basic steps and positions under France’s Louis XIV (himself an avid dancer), the art form wound its way through the courts of Europe, from Paris and Milan to Vienna and St. Petersburg. In the twentieth century, émigré dancers taught their art to a generation in the United States and in Western Europe, setting off a new and radical transformation of dance. Jennifer Homans, a historian, critic, and former professional ballerina, wields a knowledge of dance born of dedicated practice. Her admiration and love for the ballet, asEntertainment Weekly notes, brings “a dancer’s grace and sure-footed agility to the page.” NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW • LOS ANGELES TIMES • SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY



Researching Dance

Researching Dance Author Sondra Horton Fraleigh
ISBN-10 9780822971955
Release 1998-03-15
Pages 384
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In Researching Dance, an introduction to research methods in dance addressed primarily to graduate students, the editors explore dance as evolutional, defining it in view of its intrinsic participatory values, its developmental aspects, and its purposes from art to ritual, and they examine the role of theory in research. The editors have also included essays by nine dancer-scholars who examine qualitative and quantitative inquiry and delineate the most common approaches for investigating dance, raising concerns about philosophy and aesthetics, historical scholarship, movement analysis, sexual and gender identification, cultural diversity, and the resources available to students. The writers have included study questions, research exercises, and suggested readings to facilitate the book’s use as a classroom text.



Researching Dance

Researching Dance Author Sondra Horton Fraleigh
ISBN-10 9780822971955
Release 1998-03-15
Pages 384
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In Researching Dance, an introduction to research methods in dance addressed primarily to graduate students, the editors explore dance as evolutional, defining it in view of its intrinsic participatory values, its developmental aspects, and its purposes from art to ritual, and they examine the role of theory in research. The editors have also included essays by nine dancer-scholars who examine qualitative and quantitative inquiry and delineate the most common approaches for investigating dance, raising concerns about philosophy and aesthetics, historical scholarship, movement analysis, sexual and gender identification, cultural diversity, and the resources available to students. The writers have included study questions, research exercises, and suggested readings to facilitate the book’s use as a classroom text.



Nine Ways of Seeing a Body

Nine Ways of Seeing a Body Author
ISBN-10 9781908009500
Release 2011
Pages 65
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Nine Ways of Seeing a Body has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Nine Ways of Seeing a Body also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Nine Ways of Seeing a Body book for free.



The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings Author Musashi Miyamoto
ISBN-10 9789635243976
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 31
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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.



Life in Motion

Life in Motion Author Misty Copeland
ISBN-10 9781481479813
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 192
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Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland. As the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing—at the late age of thirteen—no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field. Her road to excellence was not easy—a chaotic home life, with several siblings and a single mother, was a stark contrast to the control and comfort she found on stage. And when her home life and incredible dance promise begin to clash, Misty had to learn to stand up for herself and navigate a complex relationship with her mother, while pursuing her ballet dreams. Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break stereotypes in whatever they do.



Closer

Closer Author Susan Kozel
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124022554
Release 2007
Pages 355
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As our computers become closer to our bodies, perspectives from phenomenology and dance can help us understand the wider social uses of digital technologies and design future technologies that expand our social, physical, and emotional exchanges.