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Agnes de MilleTelling Stories in Broadway Dance

Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Kara Anne Gardner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

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, Carousel, ... More

Bernstein Meets BroadwayCollaborative Art in a Time of War

Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War

Carol Oja

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199862092
eISBN:
9780199379989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862092.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This book constructs a wide-ranging cultural history to explore the earliest stage works of Leonard Bernstein, written during World War II: the Broadway musical On the Town, the ballet Fancy Free, ... More

Body KnowledgePerformance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Mary Simonson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199898015
eISBN:
9780199369683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898015.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

In the early twentieth century, female performers regularly appeared on the stages and screens of American cities. Though advertised as dancers, mimics, singers, or actresses, they often exceeded ... More

Dancers as DiplomatsAmerican Choreography in Cultural Exchange

Dancers as Diplomats: American Choreography in Cultural Exchange

Clare Croft

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199958191
eISBN:
9780190226329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958191.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

This book examines the American government’s harnessing of dance to export an idealized image of “America,” focusing on the early decades of the Cold War and of the twenty-first century, periods when ... More

Honest BodiesRevolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow

Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow

Hannah Kosstrin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199396924
eISBN:
9780199396979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396924.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow argues that Sokolow’s choreography circulated American modernism among Jewish and communist channels of the international Left ... More

Katherine DunhamDance and the African Diaspora

Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora

Joanna Dee Das

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190264871
eISBN:
9780190264901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264871.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Katherine Dunham (1909–2006) was one of the twentieth century’s most important dance artists. As an African American woman, she broke several barriers of race and gender, most notably as the founder ... More

Making Ballet AmericanModernism Before and Beyond Balanchine

Making Ballet American: Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine

Andrea Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199342235
eISBN:
9780190265816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199342235.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

George Balanchine’s arrival in the United States in 1933, it is widely thought, changed the course of ballet history by creating a bold and original neoclassical style that is celebrated as the first ... More

Martha Graham in Love and WarThe Life in the Work

Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work

Mark Franko

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777662
eISBN:
9780199950119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777662.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Using newly discovered archival sources this book examines the major works of Martha Graham between 1938 and 1953, arguably her most productive period. Graham’s artistic maturation overlaps the ... More

Tap Dancing AmericaA Cultural History

Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Constance Valis Hill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This is the first comprehensive, fully documented, intercultural history of tap dance, a uniquely American art form, that explores all aspects of the intricate musical and social exchange that ... More

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