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Time and the Dancing Image

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"If dance itself is a way of making ideas both visual and visceral, Deborah Jowitt has discovered a literary voice in Time and the Dancing Image in which nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought, in its relation to theatrical dancing, becomes sensuous."—Sally Banes, Cornell University

"The most vivid and immediately accessible serious dance book ever written. Anyone from a neophyte to an aficionado will be challenged, enlightened and delighted by Jowitt's clever juxtapositions."—Allen Robertson, Dance Editor, Time Out, London

"In this brilliant book Deborah Jowitt has given us a fresh approach to dance history and criticism. Instead of seeing dance in the usual way--isolated in a windowless room, with mirrored walls--she looks to the society in which dance evolved. Using the ideas of contemporary artists and thinkers, she illuminates changing tastes--from the elegant, ethereal sylphs of the 1830s to the agonized characters in the dances today. For her reader, Ms. Jowitt opens both the eyes and the mind to the wonders of a many-faceted art."—Selma Jeanne Cohen, Editor, International Encyclopedia of Dance

Synopsis:

As a study of theatrical dance which places developments in dance within the larger artistic and historical environment, Deborah Jowitt's generously illustrated book makes a valuable contribution to modern cultural history.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-412) and index.

About the Author

Deborah Jowitt began as a dancer and choreographer and has been the principal dance critic of The Village Voice for twenty years. She is the author of The Dance in Mind and Dance Beat.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520066274
Author:
Jowitt, Deborah
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Jowitt, Deborah
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Dancing
Subject:
Dance music
Subject:
Dance -- Social aspects.
Subject:
General Music
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
19890615
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 x 1.25 in 27 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Dance » General
Arts and Entertainment » Dance » Theory and History

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As a study of theatrical dance which places developments in dance within the larger artistic and historical environment, Deborah Jowitt's generously illustrated book makes a valuable contribution to modern cultural history.
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