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GV 1580 - GV 1799.4 - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range GV 1580 to GV 1799.4 (Dance) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.


  • Danse, enfermement et corps résilients | Dance, Confinement and Resilient Bodies
    GV 1588.6 D36 2019

    La danse offre un espace-temps qui permet de regarder, étudier et comprendre l'humanité. Elle dévoile des corps, avec leurs blessures mais aussi leurs forces. La danse permet de penser | panser différemment et, ainsi, d'ouvrir de nouvelles perspectives. Cet ouvrage s'adresse aux acteurs appartenant aux différents milieux d'intervention et de recherche, d'enseignement et de formation, de même qu'aux danseurs, danse-thérapeutes et art-thérapeutes qui sont confrontés dans leur pratique aux problématiques de résilience et de justice sociale.

    Dance offers a space-time that enables us to look at, study, and understand humanity. It exposes bodies, their wounds as well as their strengths; it is a means of reflecting l recovering differently, opening a window onto new perspectives. This work is intended for stakeholders in various fields of intervention and research, education, and training, as well as for dancers, dance therapists, and art therapists who deal with issues of resilience and social justice in their practice.


    Édition bilingue.


  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui : dramaturgy and engaged spectatorship / Lise Uytterhoeven
    GV 1785 C44U98 2019

  • La Meri and her life in dance : performing the world / Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter
    GV 1785 H77R89 2019
    This intriguing biography details the life and work of world dance pioneer La Meri (1899-1988). An American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer, La Meri was ahead of her time in championing cross-cultural dance performances and education, yet she is almost totally forgotten today. In La Meri and Her Life in Dance , Nancy Ruyter introduces readers to a visionary artist who played a pivotal role in dance history. Born in Texas as Russell Meriwether Hughes, La Meri toured throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and the United States in the 1920s and '30s, immersing herself in different dance traditions at a time when few American dancers explored styles outside their own. She learned about Indian dance culture from the celebrated Uday Shankar, studied belly dancing with the Moroccan sultan's top dancer, and took flamenco lessons in Spain. La Meri spread awareness and enjoyment of the world's myriad forms of expression before it was common for performing artists from these countries to tour internationally. Ruyter describes how La Meri founded the Ethnologic Dance Center in New York City, choreographed innovative works based on various dance cultures for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and other venues, and wrote widely on the styles and techniques of international dance genres. This long-overdue book illustrates that the popularity of world dance today owes much to the trailblazing efforts of La Meri.

  • Celluloid classicism : early Tamil cinema and the making of modern Bharatanāṭyam / Hari Krishnan
    GV 1796 B4K75 2019

    Celluloid Classicism provides a rich and detailed history of two important modern South Indian cultural forms: Tamil Cinema and Bharatanatyam dance. It addresses representations of dance in the cinema from an interdisciplinary, critical-historical perspective. The intertwined and symbiotic histories of these forms have never received serious scholarly attention. For the most part, historians of South Indian cinema have noted the presence of song and dance sequences in films, but have not historicized them with reference to the simultaneous revival of dance culture among the middle-class in this region. In a parallel manner, historians of dance have excluded deliberations on the influence of cinema in the making of the "classical" forms of modern India. Although the book primarily focuses on the period between the late 1920s and 1950s, it also addresses the persistence of these mid-twentieth century cultural developments into the present. The book rethinks the history of Bharatanatyam in the twentieth century from an interdisciplinary, transmedia standpoint and features 130 archival images.


  • Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham : dances in literature and cinema / Hannah Durkin
    GV 1785 A1D87 2019

  • Eva Palmer Sikelianos : a life in ruins / Artemis Leontis
    GV 1785 S5543L46 2019

    The first biography of a visionary twentieth-century American performer who devoted her life to the revival of ancient Greek culture

    This is the first biography to tell the fascinating story of Eva Palmer Sikelianos (1874-1952), an American actor, director, composer, and weaver best known for reviving the Delphic Festivals. Yet, as Artemis Leontis reveals, Palmer's most spectacular performance was her daily revival of ancient Greek life. For almost half a century, dressed in handmade Greek tunics and sandals, she sought to make modern life freer and more beautiful through a creative engagement with the ancients. Along the way, she crossed paths with other seminal modern artists such as Natalie Clifford Barney, Renée Vivien, Isadora Duncan, Susan Glaspell, George Cram Cook, Richard Strauss, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Nikos Kazantzakis, George Seferis, Henry Miller, Paul Robeson, and Ted Shawn.

    Brilliant and gorgeous, with floor-length auburn hair, Palmer was a wealthy New York debutante who studied Greek at Bryn Mawr College before turning her back on conventional society to live a lesbian life in Paris. She later followed Raymond Duncan (brother of Isadora) and his wife to Greece and married the Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos in 1907. With single-minded purpose, Palmer re-created ancient art forms, staging Greek tragedy with her own choreography, costumes, and even music. Having exhausted her inheritance, she returned to the United States in 1933, was blacklisted for criticizing American imperialism during the Cold War, and was barred from returning to Greece until just before her death.

    Drawing on hundreds of newly discovered letters and featuring many previously unpublished photographs, this biography vividly re-creates the unforgettable story of a remarkable nonconformist whom one contemporary described as "the only ancient Greek I ever knew."


  • Staging Brazil : choreographies of Capoeira / Ana Paula Höfling
    GV 1796 C145H647 2019

    Staging Brazil: Choreographies of Capoeira is the first in-depth study of the processes of legitimization and globalization of capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian combat game practiced today throughout the world. Ana Paula Höfling contextualizes the emergence of the two main styles of capoeira, angola and regional, within discourses of race and nation in mid-twentieth century Brazil. This history of capoeira's corporeality, on the page and on the stage, includes analysis of early-illustrated capoeira manuals and reveals the mutual influences between capoeira practitioners, tourism bureaucrats, intellectuals, artists, and directors of folkloric ensembles. Staging Brazil sheds light on the importance of capoeira in folkloric shows in the 1960s and 70s--both those that catered to tourists visiting Brazil and those that toured abroad and introduced capoeira to the world.


  • Dancing spirit, love, and war performing the translocal realities of contemporary Fiji / Evadne Kelly
    GV1728

  • Dancing revolution : bodies, space, and sound in American cultural history / Christopher J. Smith
    GV 1623 S65 2019

  • Making dances that matter : resources for community creativity / Anna Halprin with Rachel Kaplan
    GV1785.H267

    Anna Halprin, vanguard postmodern dancer turned community artist and healer, has created ground-breaking dances with communities all over the world. Here, she presents her philosophy and experience, as well as step-by-step processes for bringing people together to create dances that foster individual and group well-being. At the heart of this book are accounts of two dances: the Planetary Dance, which continues to be performed throughout the world, and Circle the Earth. The Circle the Earth workshop for people living with AIDS has generated dozens of "scores" for others to adapt. In addition, the book provides a concrete guide to Halprin's celebrated Planetary Dance. Now more than 35 years old, Planetary Dance promotes peace among people and peace with the Earth. Open to everyone, it has been performed in more than 50 countries. In 1995 more than 400 participants joined her in a Planetary Dance in Berlin commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Potsdam Agreements, at the end of World War II. More recently, she took the Planetary Dance to Israel, bringing together Israelis and Palestinians as well as other nationalities. Throughout this book Halprin shows how dance can be a powerful tool for healing, learning and mobilizing change, and she offers insight and advice on facilitating groups. If we are to survive, Halprin argues, we must learn, experientially, how our individual stories weave together and strengthen the fabric of our collective body. Generously illustrated with photographs, charts and scores, this book will be a boon to dance therapists, educators and community artists of all types.


  • Dance for sports : a practical guide / Margo K. Apostolos
    GV 1588 A66 2019
    In Dance for Sports, author, teacher, dancer, athlete, and researcher Margo Apostolos offers a new training approach for athletes and coaches that synthesizes common techniques between athletics and dance. By utilizing this approach, in- and off-season athletes can improve efficiency andtechnique.Throughout the book, Apostolos shows the potential exchange between sport and dance in exercises that focus on overlapping physical components of both practices including flexibility, strength, coordination, agility, balance, and timing. She also demonstrates how dance serves sport as a crosstraining activity with additional opportunities for athletes to explore creativity, improvisation, and mindfulness. Discussion with athletes from several sports interweaves each chapter to expand the learning process and offer useful anecdotes. Based upon the author's decades-long career andextensive experience with athletes and coaches in a variety of sports such as football, basketball, swimming, tennis, track and field and more, Dance for Sports provides a fully integrative guide for students and instructors alike.
Updated: Monday 11 November 2019
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