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First We Take Manhattan : Four American Women and the New York School of Dance Criticism - Diana Theodores

First We Take Manhattan

Four American Women and the New York School of Dance Criticism

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Published: 1st November 1996
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Four American women: Marcia Siegel, Deborah Jowitt, Arlene Croce and Nancy Goldner are writers who became dance critics partly by design. By showing us extensive examples from their vivid writing about dance, Diana Theodores presents a detailed and illuminating analysis of their styles and ideas from 1965 to 1985, the Golden Age of Dance in New York. For the first time, she presents these four writers as a school of dance criticism, four women who defined American dance in a key era of its recent history.
About the Author

Introduction to the Series
List of Plates
Acknowledgements
Preface
Frontiers and Pioneersp. 1
Under the Influencep. 11
The Criticp. 11
The Environmentp. 15
Influencesp. 18
Denby's Legacyp. 23
Dancersp. 30
Balanchinep. 35
Formalismp. 39
Critical Repertoryp. 45
Women at Workp. 49
Descriptionp. 49
Style as Meaningp. 67
Classicismp. 70
The Critics as Womenp. 80
Possessing, Preserving and Purifyingp. 84
The Marcia B. Siegel Filep. 91
The Arlene Croce Filep. 113
The Deborah Jowitt Filep. 131
The Nancy Goldner Filep. 145
The Fruits of their Laborsp. 161
Bibliographyp. 163
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9783718658862
ISBN-10: 3718658860
Series: Contemporary Theatre Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st November 1996
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 17.27  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1