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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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Abhinavagupta

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.

(c.975–1025)

Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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abhinaya

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

Expression of a sentiment or mood through action and gesture; acting in the overall sense. Abhinaya is expressed through anubhāva,

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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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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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Aesthetics as Politics

Joanna Dee Das.

in Katherine Dunham

July 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 8184 words.

“Aesthetics as Politics” discusses how and why Dunham decided that her primary strategy to fight racism would be to create beautiful choreography rooted in Africanist aesthetics. After...

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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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Balasaraswati

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Dance.

(Tanjore Balasaraswati; born 13 May 1918 in Madras, died 9 February 1984 in Madras), Indian dancer.

Balasaraswati was

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Balgandharva

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

His real name was Narayanrao Shripad Rajhans. In 1955, he received the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award, and

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Ballet Nations

Clare Croft.

in Dancers as Diplomats

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; American Music. 12906 words.

This chapter focuses on the New York City Ballet’s State Department–sponsored tour to the Soviet Union in 1962. One of the largest tours in State Department history, it was also one of the...

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