This accessible, easy-to-read text designed for beginning and intermediate modern dance courses provides students with concrete, practical information on both the technical and creative aspects of modern dance.
Call Number: GV1594 .R68 1998eb (ONLINE) - Also available in print.
Publication Date: 1998-06-26
The Routledge Dance Studies Readerrepresents the range and diversity of writings from the 1980s and 1990s, providing contemporary perspectives on ballet, modern dance, postmodern 'movement performance' jazz, South Asian dance and Black dance.
John Martin, arguably the first modern dance critic in America and trail-blazer for the art form's validity in the public sector, first publishedThe Modern Dancein 1933 and claimed it to be "perhaps the first attempt...to analyze the American modern dance." The book is the text of four lectures delivered by Martin at the New School for Social Research in New York City (1931-1932) on the dance form as a philosophic perspective.
By relating the development of modern dance to movements in painting, architecture, drama, and music, the book prompts students to develop a keen ear for emerging trends in the arts as a continual resource for dance.
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