Origin of Mime and Dance

Author: Mikhail Berkut

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788890240720

Category: Dance

Page: 387

View: 9468

Posted in Dance

Northwest Anthropological Research Notes

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 853

Vol. 2, no. 1 includes Papers presented at the first twenty annual meetings of the Northwest Anthropological Conference, 1948-1967.
Posted in Nature

The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded

Author: Wanda Strauven

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 460

View: 2325

Twenty years ago, noted film scholars Tom Gunning and André Gaudreault introduced the phrase “cinema of attractions” to describe the essential qualities of films made in the medium’s earliest days, those produced between 1895 and 1906. Now, The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded critically examines the term and its subsequent wide-ranging use in film studies. The collection opens with a history of the term, tracing the collaboration between Gaudreault and Gunning, the genesis of the term in their attempts to explain the spectacular effects of motion that lay at the heart of early cinema, and the pair’s debts to Sergei Eisenstein and others. This reconstruction is followed by a look at applications of the term to more recent film productions, from the works of the Wachowski brothers to virtual reality and video games. With essays by an impressive collection of international film scholars—and featuring contributions by Gunning and Gaudreault as well—The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded will be necessary reading for all scholars of early film and its continuing influence.
Posted in Performing Arts

From the Greek Mimes to Marcel Marceau and Beyond

Mimes, Actors, Pierrots, and Clowns : a Chronicle of the Many Visages of Mime in the Theatre

Author: Annette Lust

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810845930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 5412

Looks at the history and evolution of mime, from the ancient Greeks through the 20th century.
Posted in Performing Arts

Moving History/Dancing Cultures

A Dance History Reader

Author: Ann Dils,Ann Cooper Albright

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819574252

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

View: 6385

This new collection of essays surveys the history of dance in an innovative and wide-ranging fashion. Editors Dils and Albright address the current dearth of comprehensive teaching material in the dance history field through the creation of a multifaceted, non-linear, yet well-structured and comprehensive survey of select moments in the development of both American and World dance. This book is illustrated with over 50 photographs, and would make an ideal text for undergraduate classes in dance ethnography, criticism or appreciation, as well as dance history—particularly those with a cross-cultural, contemporary, or an American focus. The reader is organized into four thematic sections which allow for varied and individualized course use: Thinking about Dance History: Theories and Practices, World Dance Traditions, America Dancing, and Contemporary Dance: Global Contexts. The editors have structured the readings with the understanding that contemporary theory has thoroughly questioned the discursive construction of history and the resultant canonization of certain dances, texts and points of view. The historical readings are presented in a way that encourages thoughtful analysis and allows the opportunity for critical engagement with the text. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: Five essays have been redacted, including “The Belly Dance: Ancient Ritual to Cabaret Performance,” by Shawna Helland; “Epitome of Korean Folk Dance”, by Lee Kyong-Hee; “Juba and American Minstrelsy,” by Marian Hannah Winter; “The Natural Body,” by Ann Daly; and “Butoh: ‘Twenty Years Ago We Were Crazy, Dirty, and Mad’,”by Bonnie Sue Stein. Eleven of the 41 illustrations in the book have also been redacted.
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A History of Pantomime

Author: R. J. Broadbent

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465550089

Category: Pantomime

Page: 226

View: 2496

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Anthropological Locations

Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science

Author: Akhil Gupta,James Ferguson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520206809

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 8930

"A vitally important contribution to anthropology. . . . Most importantly, although the critique is sharply directed, the tone of the volume is constructive rather than destructive--or deconstructive."--Joan Vincent, Barnard College "A rich, thought-provoking, and highly original collection. . . . The research presented is new and the perspectives original. This collection of essays casts significant new light on phenomena and practices which have long been central to anthropology, while at the same time introducing new substantive materials."--Don Brenneis, University of California, Santa Cruz
Posted in Social Science

The Seven Against Thebes

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek drama (Tragedy)

Page: 255

View: 5708

Posted in Greek drama (Tragedy)

Out of the Inkwell

Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution

Author: Richard Fleischer

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813172098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 1170

Max Fleischer (1883–1972) was for years considered Walt Disney’s only real rival in the world of cartoon animation. The man behind the creation of such legendary characters as Betty Boop and the animation of Popeye the Sailor and Superman, Fleischer asserted himself as a major player in the development of Hollywood entertainment. Out of the Inkwell: Max Fleischer and the Animation Revolution is a vivid portrait of the life and world of a man who shaped the look of cartoon animation. Also interested in technical innovation, Fleischer invented the rotoscope—a device that helped track live action and allowed his cartoons to revolutionize the way animated characters appeared and moved on-screen. In the 1920s, Fleischer created a series of “Out of the Inkwell” films, which led to a deal with Paramount. Their character KoKo the Clown introduced new animation effects by growing out of Fleischer’s pen on-screen. As the sound revolution hit film, the studio produced shorts featuring the characters interacting with songs and with the now-famous bouncing ball that dances across lyrics projected on the screen. Max Fleischer’s story is also one of a creative genius struggling to fit in with the changing culture of golden age cinema. Out of the Inkwell captures the twists and turns, the triumphs and disappointments, and most of all the breathless energy of a life vibrantly lived in the world of animation magic.
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Balancing the Christian Life

Author: Charles C. Ryrie

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575676214

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 4129

GENUINE AND WHOLESOME SPIRITUALITY This is the goal of all Christian living. It sounds so simple, doesn't it? Perhaps the principle may be, but living by the principle is another matter altogether. In Balancing the Christian Life, Charles Ryrie reminds you that 'the Bible must be the guide and test for all our experiences in the spiritual life ...and if any experience fails to pass that test, it must be discarded.' He warns that 'an unbalanced application of the doctrines related to spirituality will result in an unbalanced Christian life.' Ryrie examines numerous key issues of spirituality, including The old and the new life Sanctification Using your gifts Routine faithfulness Wiles of the Devil Temptation Confessing and forgiving For more than 25 years, Balancing the Christian Life has been changing lives worldwide. Take time to read this classic study--and allow it to change yours.
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The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy

Life Is Dance

Author: Sharon Chaiklin,Hilda Wengrower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317436415

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

View: 1199

The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy offers both a broad understanding and an in-depth view of how and where dance therapy can be used to produce change. The chapters go beyond the basics that characterize much of the literature on dance/movement therapy, and each of the topics covered offers a theoretical perspective followed by case studies that emphasize the techniques used in the varied settings. Several different theoretical points of view are presented in the chapters, illuminating the different paths through which dance can be approached in therapy.
Posted in Psychology

Through the Body

A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre

Author: Dymphna Callery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135865906

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 9960

In Through the Body, Dymphna Callery introduces the reader to the principles behind the work of key practitioners of 20th-century theater including Artaud, Grotowski, Brook and Lecoq. She offers exercises that turn their theories into practice and explore their principles in action.
Posted in Performing Arts

The Anthropology of Dance

Author: Anya Peterson Royce

Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub

ISBN: 9781852730888

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

View: 4028

Dance makes its unique contribution to society and culture by virtue of its form and expression; at the same time it is intimately bound up with the elements of religion, kinship and social organization, politics, and economics. The fact that dance is inseparable from its means of expression - the human body making patterns in time and space - means that it cannot be divorced from its social and cultural context.
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Supernatural as Natural

A Biocultural Approach to Religion

Author: Michael Winkelman,John R. Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317343735

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 5527

This book provides a general introduction to the biological and evolutionary bases of religion and is suitable for introductory level courses in the anthropology and psychology of religion and comparative religion. Why did human ancestors everywhere adopt religious beliefs and customs? The presence and persistence of many religious features across the globe and time suggests that it is natural for humans to believe in the supernatural. In this new text, the authors explore both the biological and cultural dimensions of religion and the evolutionary origins of religious features.
Posted in Social Science

Language, Music, and the Brain

A Mysterious Relationship

Author: Michael A. Arbib

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262018101

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 662

View: 8286

A presentation of music and language within an integrative, embodied perspective of brain mechanisms for action, emotion, and social coordination.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Dance Magazine Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dance

Page: N.A

View: 1367

Posted in Dance

Body - Space - Expression

The Development of Rudolf Laban's Movement and Dance Concepts

Author: Vera Maletic

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110861836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

View: 1056

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines