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by Lynn Matluck Brooks


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Like the history of women, dance has been difficult to capture as a historical subject. Yet in bringing together these two areas of study, the nine internationally renowned scholars in this volume shed new and surprising light on women's roles as performers of dance, choreographers, shapers of aesthetic trends, and patrons of dance in Italy, France, England, and Germany before 1800. As women's dance worlds intersected with men's, their lives and visions were supported or opposed, creating a complex politics of creative, spiritual, and political expression.

Like the history of women, dance has been difficult to capture as a historical subject.

Womens Work: Making Dance in Europe Before 1800. Like the history of women, dance has been difficult to capture as a historical subject.

Yet in bringing together these two areas of study, the nine internationally. Through dance, women asserted power in spheres largely dominated by men: the court, the theater, and the church

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Studies in Dance History. Women’s Work is a welcome addition to the sparse body of scholarly work that concentrates on dance practices and the accomplishments of women before 1800. But this intriguing volume is also replete with thought-provoking discussions that resonate far beyond its early dance time frame, probing issues that are well worthy of discussion within the larger framework of dance history.

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Women's Work: Making Dance in Europe before 1800 (Studies in Dance History). This absolutely significant book treats an important period from a number of fresh points of view, letting new methodologies shed light on events that are now almost taken for granted

Women's Work: Making Dance in Europe before 1800 (Studies in Dance History). Choreographing Difference: The Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance (Studies. Engineering Dynamics Series;9). This absolutely significant book treats an important period from a number of fresh points of view, letting new methodologies shed light on events that are now almost taken for granted. If anyone in academia is questioning the present scholarly status of dance, these essays will banish their doubts. Series: Studies in Dance History.

Studies in Dance History Published under the auspices of the Society of Dance History Scholars. Lynn Matluck Brooks is the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of Humanities and Dance and chair of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Film at Franklin and Marshall College. A fascinating collection that illuminates women’s early work in dance with fresh information and keen insights. Sandra Noll Hammond, professor emerita and director of dance, University of Hawaii. She has written several books, including The Art of Dancing in Seventeenth-Century Spain. Library descriptions. Through dance, women asserted power in spheres largely dominated by men: the court, the theater, and the church.

Like the history of women, dance has been difficult to capture as a historical subject. Yet in bringing together these two areas of study, the nine internationally renowned scholars in this volume shed new and surprising light on women’s roles as performers of dance, choreographers, shapers of aesthetic trends, and patrons of dance in Italy, France, England, and Germany before 1800.    Through dance, women asserted power in spheres largely dominated by men: the court, the theater, and the church. As women’s dance worlds intersected with men’s, their lives and visions were supported or opposed, creating a complex politics of creative, spiritual, and political expression. From a women’s religious order in the thirteenth-century Low Countries that used dance as a spiritual rite of passage to the salon culture of eighteenth-century France where dance became an integral part of women’s cultural influence, the writers in this volume explore the meaning of these women’s stories, performances, and dancing bodies, demonstrating that dance is truly a field across which women have moved with finesse and power for many centuries past.

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Adokelv
Holding lectures on dance and it's place and importance in the contemporary society. This book has been really helpful, thank you.
Rarranere
This is a particularly useful collection of essays on early dance (aka dance prior to 1800) thanks to its selections examining medieval, as well as Renaissance and baroque dance. The nine included essays are authored by leading dance historians and scholar-practitioners and are grouped thematically: Patronage and Power, Professional Performance, and Worldviews. Given the wide time range and diversity of dance types covered, a longer, more substantive introduction would have been welcome; readers unfamiliar with early dance will want to read these essays alongside a more general background piece, such as the introductory essay in Jennifer Nevile's Dance, Spectacle, and the Body Politick, 1250-1750 (2008). This slim volume's modest price will also be appreciated by both scholars and dance aficionados.
Women's Work: Making Dance in Europe before 1800 (Studies in Dance History) download epub
Performing Arts
Author: Lynn Matluck Brooks
ISBN: 0299225348
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Language: English
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (November 28, 2007)
Pages: 282 pages