9780300093667

No Fixed Points : Dance in the Twentieth Century

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    9780300093667

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    0300093667

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2003-10-11
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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Summary

This book chronicles one hundred years of dramatic developments in ballet, modern, and experimental dance for stage and screen in Europe and North America. The volume is magisterial in scope, encompassing the history of theatrical dance from 1900 through 2000. Beginning with turn-of-the-century dancer-choreographers like Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Michel Fokine, and a bit later Vaslav Nijinsky, and proceeding through the profusion of dance styles performed today, the book provides an unparalleled view of dance in performance as it changed and grew in the twentieth century. Nancy Reynolds and Malcolm McCormick set dance in broader cultural and historical contexts, examine specific dance works, and explore the contributions of outstanding choreographers, performers, visual artists, impresarios, composers, critics, and other figures. They discuss the breakaway barefoot dance of the early 1900s and demonstrate its links with later forms and styles. With unusual detail, fascinating illustrations, and wide-ranging insights, this book is an indispensable guide to th

Author Biography

Nancy Reynolds danced with the New York City Ballet and is now director of research for the George Balanchine Foundation.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
New Dance: America's Pioneers (1900--1940)
1(32)
Vaudeville and spectacle extravaganza
exercise and dress reform
Fuller, Duncan, Denishawn
Experimentalism in Ballet: Diaghilev, Fokine, and the Russian Legacy (1900--1930s)
33(44)
End of the Petipa era
Diaghilev
Fokine
Nijinsky
Massine, Nijinska, Balanchine
other Russians in the West
worldwide influence of later Ballets Russes
Modernism Revealed: Ausdruckstanz, the Dance of Expression (1910--1945)
77(29)
Laban
Wigman
Schlemmer and the Bauhaus
solo concert dancers
Kreutzberg and Georgi
Jooss
Ausdruckstanz and National Socialism
Ballet Comes to America (1900--1940s)
106(35)
Early visitors
Russians in America
Ballet Russe tours
Regionalism, Americana themes
unaffiliated Americans
America After Denishawn: The Heroic Age of Modern Dance (1920--1940s)
141(37)
Modern dance defined
role of John Martin
Graham, Humphrey, Weidman, Holm
political themes
Bennington summer dance program
Ballet in Western Europe: The Rise of National Traditions (1900--1960s)
178(60)
Expatriate Russians in the West
Rambert, early Tudor, de Valois, Ashton and English Classicism, Fonteyn, early Cranko, early MacMillan, Festival Ballet
hegemony of the Paris Opera, Lifar, de Cuevas, Kochno, Petit, Charrat
Denmark's Bournonville legacy, Lander
A World Apart: Dance in Russia and the Soviet Union (1900--1960s)
238(27)
Innovation in Moscow
the Russian Revolution
the experimental 1920s
socialist realism, the drambalet
limited thaw
Ballet in America Comes of Age (1935--1965)
265(54)
Balanchine in America
American Ballet Theatre
American Ballet Russe
New York City Ballet
Ballets: U.S.A.
Ford Foundation grants
early Joffrey
Modern Dance: The Second Generation (1935--1980s)
319(35)
Sokolow, Lang
King, Shearer
Limon
Horton
Dunham, Primus
Ailey
Schism and Transition: Reinterpreting Modern Dance (1940s--2000)
354(39)
Cunningham
Hawkins
Nikolais, Louis
Taylor
Waring
Beyond the Boundaries: Postmodernism (1960--1980)
393(31)
Precursors
Robert Dunn and the Judson Church
new spaces
Halprin, Rainer
Paxton and contact improvisation
Brown
Monk
Childs
early Tharp
Internationalism: The Merging of the Disciplines (1950--2000)
424(69)
Merging before 1950
modern dance comes to Europe
Cullberg, Butler, Tetley
Bejart --van Manen, van Dantzig, Kylian
Neumeier, Forsythe
Rambert as a modern company, Alston
Flindt
American ``internationalists''
Arpino, Feld, Lubovitch, Gohprime Tharp
crossover ballets
Ballet Rising (1960--1990s)
493(39)
The ballet boom
government funding
Nureyev, Makarova, Baryshnikov
the revival of full-evening classics
Cranko, MacMillan
the dominance of Balanchine
Ballet's High Tide (1960s--2000)
532(73)
New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre
The Joffrey, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harkness, Les Ballets Trockadero
Regional Ballet in America
Canada
Great Britain
France
Germany
the Soviet Union and the New Russia
Denmark, Switzerland, Spain
Late Modernism: Pluralism and the Ascendancy of Style (1960s--2000)
605(69)
The global vision, ``new postmodernism''
Wilson, Pilobolus, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Garth Fagan, new physical dance, Mark Morris
Canada
Germany
France
Belgium
Scandinavia
London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Alston, British New Dance
Butoh
Musical Theater in America (1900--2000)
674(34)
Minstrelsy, tap, chorus lines, operetta, ballroom
Ziegfeld, Cohan, Miller, black musicals, Princess Theatre musicals
the Golden Age, 1930
1980
reemergence of tap
revival fever
Dance in the Movies (1900--2000)
708(37)
The silents
the talkies
Berkeley
Astaire
Balanchine
the Golden Age of the Hollywood musical, 1942--1957
Broadway shows on film
decline of the studio system --the backstage world of ballet
Notes 745(106)
Index 851(54)
Photo Credits 905

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