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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.


  • Transmissions in Dance Contemporary Staging Practices
    GV1782

  • The ecstasy of being : mythology and dance / Joseph Campbell ; edited and with a foreword by Nancy Allison
    GV 1783 C38 2017
    Joseph Campbell's collected writings on dance and art, edited and introduced by Nancy Allison, CMA, the founder of Jean Erdman Dance, and including Campbell's unpublished manuscript "Mythology and Form in the Performing and Visual Arts," the book he was working on when he died.

    Dance was one of mythologist Joseph Campbell's wide-ranging passions. His wife, Jean Erdman, was a leading figure in modern dance who worked with Martha Graham and had Merce Cunningham in her first company. When Campbell retired from teaching in 1972, he and Erdman formed the Theater of the Open Eye, where for nearly fifteen years they presented a wide array of dance and theater productions, lectures, and performance pieces.

    The Ecstasy of Beingbrings together seven of Campbell's previously uncollected articles on dance, along with "Mythology and Form in the Performing and Visual Arts," the treatise that he was working on when he died, published here for the first time.

    In this new collection Campbell explores the rise of modern art and dance in the twentieth century; delves into the work and philosophy of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and others; and, as always, probes the idea of art as "the funnel through which spirit is poured into life." This book offers the reader an accessible, yet profound and provocative, insight into Campbell's lifelong fascination with the relationship of myth to aesthetic form and human psychology.

  • Jérôme Bel : dance, theatre, and the subject / Gerald Siegmund
    GV1588

  • Pina Bausch and the Wuppertal Dance Theater : the aesthetics of repetition and transformation / Ciane Fernandes ; with a foreword by RoseLee Goldberg and a preface by Susanne Schlichler
    GV 1786 T33F47 2001
    This book embarks on an interdisciplinary study of dance theater, one that provides a deeper insight into contemporary performing arts. Ciane Fernandes combines Laban movement analysis and the writings of Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault to investigate repetition in the works and creative process of Pina Bausch (b. 1940), who is considered to be one of the most important choreographers of the twentieth century. This book examines repetition in Bausch's pieces as both method and subject, exploring its power in the metamorphosis of meaning. Repetition is used to subvert its own process of domination over the body at aesthetic, cognitive, and social levels. The body simultaneously becomes natural and linguistic, experiential and automatic, personal and social, constantly repeating and transforming the history of its domination.
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