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Rhythmic Subjects

Reynolds, Dee

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ISBN 10: 1852731125 / ISBN 13: 9781852731120
Published by Dance Books Ltd
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2008. Paperback. Mary Wigman, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham are key choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries, whose rhythmic innovations challenged established norms of energy usage in their socio-cultural contexts. This book explores their rhythmic innovations by combining discussion of cultural contexts with analysis of specific dance works. Num Pages: 328 pages, col. Illustrations. BIC Classification: ASDL. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 233 x 156 x 18. Weight in Grams: 608. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781852731120

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Title: Rhythmic Subjects

Publisher: Dance Books Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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The goal in this interdisciplinary book is to show that uses of energy in movement are central to dance practice and analysis.

Life rhythms: Dancing in the body-soul
Opening rhythms: Spatial energies in Mary Wigman
Virile rhythms: Empowering energies in Martha Graham
Punctual rhythms: Life energies in Merce Cunningham
Kinesthetic imagination and changing economies of energy

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Dee Reynolds is professor of French at the University of Manchester and the author of, among other books, "Rhythmic Subjects: Uses of Energy in the Dances of Mary Wigman, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham."

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