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Sally Banes has been a preeminent critic and scholar of American contemporary dance, andBefore, Between, Beyondspans more than thirty years of her prolific work. Beginning with her first published review and including previously unpublished papers, this collection presents some of her finest works on dance and other artistic forms. It concludes with her most recent research on Geroge Balanchine's dancing elephants. In each piece, Banes's detailed eye and sensual prose strike a rare balance between description, context, and opinion, delineating the American artistic scene with remarkable grace. With contextualizing essays by dance scholars Andrea Harris, Joan Acocella, and Lynn Garafola, this is a compelling, insightful indispensable summation of Banes's critical career.
Sally Banes is the Marian Hannah Winter Professor Emerita of Theater History and Dance Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her many books include Reinventing Dance in the 1960s, Terpsichore in Sneakers, Dancing Women, Democracy’s Body, and Greenwich Village 1963.
Table of Contents
|Voice of the Zeitgeist : Sally Banes and her times|
|Dance before midnight : dance journalism, 1974-87|
|Substanceless brutality||p. 13|
|Bizarre newborn universe||p. 17|
|About Quarry, about Meredith Monk||p. 20|
|Disco dance : boogie down the blues||p. 23|
|The art of Ballezz||p. 27|
|Changing and growing and changing colors||p. 32|
|Stepping into time : Charles Cook, Jane Goldberg, and Andrea Levine||p. 37|
|David Gordon, or, the ambiguities||p. 41|
|Merce Cunningham 101 : an introductory course||p. 47|
|Douglas Dunn talking dancing||p. 50|
|A walk on the wild side||p. 61|
|Bolshoi bravura||p. 64|
|Notes on some dances||p. 73|
|Rhythm for the eyes, ears, and soles||p. 77|
|Awhirl in every port||p. 81|
|Under glass||p. 84|
|Trisha Brown and Fujiko Nakaya play misty||p. 86|
|"Men together" and Bloolips||p. 91|
|Paul Taylor dance company||p. 97|
|10 cents a dance : the funds over||p. 104|
|Nearly sort of not dance maybe||p. 110|
|Choreographer steps spryly into television||p. 113|
|Between the arts : interdisciplinary writings on the arts in culture|
|From "messin' around" to "funky Western civilization" : the rise and fall of dance instruction songs||p. 119|
|Theatre of operations : Stuart Sherman's fifteen films||p. 148|
|Imagination and play : the films of Ericka Beckman||p. 167|
|The last conversation : Eisenstein's Carmen ballet||p. 186|
|Homage, plagiarism, allusion, comment, quotation : negotiating choreographic appropriation||p. 198|
|Institutionalizing avant-garde performance : a hidden history of university patronage in the United States||p. 216|
|Olfactory performances||p. 242|
|Beyond the millennium : recent dance writings|
|Our hybrid tradition||p. 257|
|The scent of a dance||p. 269|
|Choreographing community : dancing in the kitchen||p. 281|
|"A new kind of beauty" : from classicism to Karole Armitage's early ballets||p. 303|
|TV-dancing women : music videos, camera-choreography, and feminist theory||p. 325|
|Elephants in tutus||p. 344|
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