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Where Are Books About Dance?
Use the following call number ranges to search the stacks on your own:
- GV 1585 - Dictionaries, encyclopedias
- GV 1588 - Philosophy (and theory)
- GV 1589- Study and teaching
- GV 1590-GV 1594 - General works
- GV 1595 - Special aspects of the subject as a whole
- GV 1597 - Dancing as a profession
- GV 1600 - Dance criticism, appreciation
- GV 1645-GV 1728 - Dance history (and historical dance)
- GV 1743 - National dances. Folk dances and dancing (General)
- GV 1746-GV 1771 - Social dancing. Ballroom dancing
- GV 1781-GV 1795 - Theatrical dancing (Biography: GV 1785)
- GV 1796 - Special dances
Fordham Library Catalog
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Queer Dance by If we imagine multiple ways of being together, how might that shift choreographic practices and help us imagine ways groups assemble in more varied ways than just pairing another man with another woman? How might dancing queerly ask us to imagine futures through something other thanheterosexuality and reproduction? How does challenging gender binaries always mean thinking about race, thinking about the postcolonial, about ableism? What are the arbitrary rules structuring dance in all its arenas, whether concert and social or commercial and competition, and how do we see thoseinvisible structures and work to disrupt them?Queer Dance brings together artists and scholars in a multi-platformed project-book, accompanying website, and live performance series to ask, "How does dancing queerly progressively challenge us?" The artists and scholars whose writing appears in the book and whose performances and filmedinterviews appear online stage a range of genders and sexualities that challenge and destabilize social norms. Engaging with dance making, dance scholarship, queer studies, and other fields, Queer Dance asks how identities, communities, and art making and scholarly practices might consider what queerwork the body does and can do. There is great power in claiming queerness in the press of bodies touching or in the exceeding of the body best measured in sweat and exhaustion. How does queerness exist in the realm of affect and touch, and what then might we explore about queerness through these pleasurable and complex bodily ways of knowing?
Call Number: GV1588.6 .Q84 2017 (RH)
Publication Date: 2017-04-28
Listening for Africa by In Listening for Africa David F. Garcia explores how a diverse group of musicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of black music and dance's African origins between the 1930s and 1950s. Garcia examines the work of figures ranging from Melville J. Herskovits, Katherine Dunham, and Asadata Dafora to Duke Ellington, D#65533;maso P#65533;rez Prado, and others who believed that linking black music and dance with Africa and nature would help realize modernity's promises of freedom in the face of fascism and racism in Europe and the Americas, colonialism in Africa, and the nuclear threat at the start of the Cold War. In analyzing their work, Garcia traces how such attempts to link black music and dance to Africa unintentionally reinforced the binary relationships between the West and Africa, white and black, the modern and the primitive, science and magic, and rural and urban. It was, Garcia demonstrates, modernity's determinations of unraced, heteronormative, and productive bodies, and of scientific truth that helped defer the realization of individual and political freedom in the world.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2017-08-16
Improvising Improvisation by There is an ever-increasing number of books on improvisation, ones that richly recount experiences in the heat of the creative moment, theorize on the essence of improvisation, and offer convincing arguments for improvisation's impact across a wide range of human activity. This book is nothing like that. In a provocative and at times moving experiment, Gary Peters takes a different approach, turning the philosophy of improvisation upside-down and inside-out. Guided by Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, and especially Deleuze--and exploring a range of artists from Hendrix to Borges--Peters illuminates new fundamentals about what, as an experience, improvisation truly is. As he shows, improvisation isn't so much a genre, idiom, style, or technique--it's a predicament we are thrown into, one we find ourselves in. The predicament, he shows, is a complex entwinement of choice and decision. The performativity of choice during improvisation may happen "in the moment," but it is already determined by an a priori mode of decision. In this way, improvisation happens both within and around the actual moment, negotiating a simultaneous past, present, and future. Examining these and other often ignored dimensions of spontaneous creativity, Peters proposes a consistently challenging and rigorously argued new perspective on improvisation across an extraordinary range of disciplines.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2017-05-29
The Anatomy of Dance Discourse by Within the newly thriving field of ancient Greek and Roman performance and dance studies, The Anatomy of Dance Discourse offers a fresh and original perspective on ancient perceptions of dance. Focusing on the second century CE, it provides an overview of the dance discourse of this period andexplores the conceptualization of dance across an array of different texts, from Plutarch and Lucian of Samosata, to the apocryphal Acts of John, Longus, and Apuleius. The volume is divided into two Parts: while the second Part discusses ekphraseis of dance performance in prose and poetry of the Roman imperial period, the first delves more deeply into an examination of how both philosophical and literary treatments of dance interacted with other areas of culturalexpression, whether language and poetry, rhetoric and art, or philosophy and religion. Its distinctive contribution lies in this juxtaposition of ancient theorizations of dance and philosophical analyses of the medium with literary depictions of dance scenes and performances, and it attends not onlyto the highly encoded genre of pantomime, which dominated the stage in the Roman empire, but also to acrobatic, non-representational dances. This twofold nature of dance sparked highly sophisticated reflections on the relationship between dance and meaning in the ancient world, and the volumedefends the novel claim that in the imperial period it became more and more palpable that dance, unlike painting or sculpture, could be representational or not: a performance of nothing but itself. It argues that dance was understood as a practice in which human beings, whether as dancers orspectators, are confronted with the irreducible reality of their own physical existence, which is constantly changing, and that its way to cognition and action is physical experience.
Call Number: DE71 .S295 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-14
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame by Explores the rich history, collections, and significance of the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the art form of dance.
Call Number: GV1624.5.S27 K65 2017 (RH)
Publication Date: 2017-08-15
Rave by RAVE is one of the first publications to critically engage with the historical rave movement of the 1980s and 1990s as it relates to contemporary art and visual culture. Following the death of industrial Europe, Rave emerged as Europe's last big youth movement. This book considers the social, political and economic conditions that led to the advent of rave as a 'counterculture' across Europe, as well as its aesthetics, ideologies and influence on contemporary art and beyond. Combining specially commissioned texts, interviews and factual material, RAVE represents a broad range of artistic practices, including the work of Jeremy Deller, Rineke Dijkstra and Daniel Pflumm, amongst many others. In addition to artistic contributions, the book features texts by Mark Fisher and Nav Haq, as well as interviews with Walter van Beirendonck, the famous Belgian fashion designer; and Renaat Vandepapeliere & Sabine Maes, who run the legendary R&S Record label. Published in partnership with Modern of Modern Art, Antwerp.
Call Number: ML3540 .R38 2016
Publication Date: 2016-08-30
Conditioning for Dancers by
Call Number: GV1589.W475 2009 (RH)
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2009.
Move. Choreographing You: Art and Dance Since the 1960s by
Call Number: N8217.D3 M68 2011 (RH)
Hayward: Cambridge, MA: Distributed by MIT Press, 2011.
Reading Dance by
Call Number: GV1600 .R43 2008 (RH LC)
New York, NY: Pantheon, 2008.
Books for Research
Dance on Camera: A Guide to Dance Films and Videos by
Call Number: GV1595.D342 1998 (RH LC)
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 1998.
Located in Reference Area at RH and in Oversize at LC.
Fifty Contemporary Choreographers by
Call Number: GV1785.A1 B74 1999 (LC)
Film Choreographers and Dance Directors: An Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia, With a History and Filmographies, 1893 through 1995 by
Call Number: REF GV1779.B55 1997 (RH LC)
Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997.
Researching Dance by
Call Number: GV1589 .R47 1999
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999.
Twentieth-Century American Music for the Dance by
Call Number: REF ML128.D3 .E44 1996 (RH)
Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996.
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