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“A Colorful Nightmare”

Danielle Robinson.

in Modern Moves

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 7350 words.

Chapter two considers ragtime dancing among European immigrant youth within the contexts of American minstrelsy, African American migration, and European immigration. Based on period sheet...

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“A Possible Somewhere (an impossible scene setting)” <sup>1</sup>

Mark Franko.

in Martha Graham in Love and War

June 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 12291 words.

This chapter discusses Voyage (1953) as a forgotten Graham work that rejects myth for personal reasons and attempts to apply psycho-dramatic techniques to the creation of choreography. It...

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Acting Ancient: Hellenism, Pageantry, and American Modernity

Mary Simonson.

in Body Knowledge

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 14481 words.

Conceptualized as a return to the pure, communal, spiritual experience of ancient art, pageants have long been understood as a divergence from other early twentieth-century art and...

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Acting Operatically

Marianne Sharp.

in Gestures of Music Theater

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Dance. 7556 words.

Focusing on what this chapter terms its “operatic” vocal score, this chapter offers a detailed analysis of Fiona Shaw’s performance as Winnie in Beckett”s Happy Days (1961), in Deborah...

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adagio

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Indian Music — Music.

A composition atadagio tempo. A famous example is that written for str by *Barber (1938). A

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Adolphe Adam

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

(b Paris, 1803; d Paris, 1856).

Fr. composer and critic. Wrote 70 operas, mostly opéras‐comiques, of which best‐known are Le Postillon de Longjumeau (1836) and Si j'étais roi...

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Affect-ive moves

Stephanie L. Batiste.

in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen

August 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Dance. 9223 words.

This chapter argues that the African American dance practice of krumping editorialized in the 2005 David LaChapelle film RIZE defines a space of home as a system of feeling in early...

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Age of Anxiety

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Dance.

Sym. No.2 by Leonard Bernstein for pf. and orch. (Title from Auden poem.) F.p. Boston, Apr. 1949 cond. Koussevitzky, soloist Bernstein. As ballet, NY Feb. 1950.

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Agnes de Mille

Kara Anne Gardner.

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 264 pages.

This book explores the Broadway legacy of choreographer Agnes de Mille, from the 1940s through the 1960s. Six musicals are discussed in depth—Oklahoma!, One Touch of Venus, Bloomer Girl, Ca...

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ALLAN, Maud (<i>died</i> 1956), dancer, actress, pianist, writer

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Performing Arts; Theatre; Dance; Musicology and Music History; Music; Intellectual History; Literature. 274 words.

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