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Dancing Female : War and Society, - Sharon E. Friedler

Dancing Female

War and Society,

By: Sharon E. Friedler (Editor), Susan B. Glazer (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 1998
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Why do women choreographers chose to create the dances they do in the manner they do? How do women in dance work independently and organizationally? How do women set up institutions? How has higher education helped or hindered women in the world of dance? These are the questions this work seeks to address. In dealing with some of the tensions, joys, frustrations and fears women experience at various points of their creative lives, the contributors strike a balance between a theoretical sense of feminism and its practice in reality. This book aims to present answers to questions about women, power and action.

"A sweeping account of the field of dance from the perspective of women...provides an interesting and eclectic look at how women create, teach, direct, perform, and write about dance....Well researched and documented, and should be of great interest to established dancers as well as newcomers." -CHOICE "Friedler and Glazer's book is a collection of 23 essays that...cover a diverse range of topics including dance education, dance history, and contemporary practice....A relatively conservative, humanist approach to feminist scholarship." -The Drama Review "The book covers a wide range of topics...carefully and thoughtfully edited with well-written prefixes to chapters....What is most refreshing is that the editors give equal status and air space to educators, administrators, and writers as they do to dancers and choreographers....Pertinent to all involved in dance and gender issues." -New Theatre Quarterly

Introduction to the Series
List of Plates
Preface
Matriarchs, Mentoring and Passing on the Heritage
Dancers Talk about Their Lives in Dance: Matriarchs, Mentoring and Passing on the Heritagep. 1
Portrait of Catherine and Dorothie Littlefieldp. 23
Renate Schottelius: Dance at the Bottom of the World in Argentinap. 45
Making My Way in Dancep. 53
African American Rhythm Tappersp. 59
Mentors of American Jazz Dancep. 67
Body Wisdomp. 83
Women in Dance in Higher Educationp. 97
Fire and Ice: Female Archetypes in American Modern Dancep. 107
Sexual Politicsp. 123
Feminist Theory and Contemporary Dancep. 139
The Physical Body, Theory and Practice and Using the Knowledge
Dancers Talk about Their Issues in Dance: The Physical Body, Theory and Practice and Using the Knowledgep. 177
Standing in Awe, Sitting in Judgmentp. 197
Dance has Many Agesp. 207
The Body Never Liesp. 215
Developmental Perspectivep. 229
Ballet as a Way of Knowingp. 239
Governance and Visionp. 249
A Lion in the Laundromatp. 251
Love and Power among the Criticsp. 263
Sensuality and Sexuality as Dual Unity in African Dancep. 271
Political Issues of Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Artist/Activistp. 279
Seduction in Andalusian Flamencop. 283
How Can the Brown, Female, Subaltern Feminist Speak?p. 293
Sorceress, Imperial Concubine and Dancing Girlp. 301
List of Contributors
Index
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9789057020261
ISBN-10: 9057020262
Series: War and Society,
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st May 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1