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Making Music for Modern Dance - Collaboration in the Formative Years of a New American Art

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Zusatztext This meticulously researched and annotated collection of articles gives invaluable context to the development of dance as an American art form and the intertwining and influences of leading composers and dance figures to its history. Informationen zum Autor A former studio musician for dance, Katherine Teck is the author of three previous books about musical collaboration for modern dance and ballet. She has also taught college dance department courses in music. Klappentext Making Music for Modern Dance is a fascinating collection of source readings that offer first-hand accounts of musical collaboration for early modern dance in America. Zusammenfassung Making Music for Modern Dance traces the collaborative approaches, working procedures, and aesthetic views of the artists who forged a new and distinctly American art form during the first half of the 20th century. The book offers riveting first-hand accounts from innovative artists in the throes of their creative careers and provides a cross-section of the challenges faced by modern choreographers and composers in America. These articles are complementedby excerpts from astute observers of the music and dance scene as well as by retrospective evaluations of past collaborative practices. Beginning with the careers of pioneers Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn, and continuing through the avant-garde work of John Cage for Merce Cunningham, the bookoffers insights into the development of modern dance in relation to its music. Editor Katherine Teck's introductions and afterword offer historical context and tie the artists' essays in with collaborative practices in our own time. The substantive notes suggest further materials of interest to students, practicing dance artists and musicians, dance and music history scholars, and to all who appreciate dance.

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Authors Katharine (EDT) Teck, Katherine Teck
Assisted by Katherine Teck (Editor)
Publisher Oxford University Press
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 12.10.2011
EAN 9780199743216
ISBN 978-0-19-974321-6
No. of pages 336
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Music > Music history

Musikgeschichte, Musikwissenschaft und Musiktheorie, MUSIC / History & Criticism, MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Theory, Music / Songbooks, PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Modern

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