BODY KNOWLEDGE: PERFORMANCE, INTERMEDIALITY, AND AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY



BODY KNOWLEDGE: PERFORMANCE, INTERMEDIALITY, AND AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Beschreibung

In the early twentieth century, female performers regularly appeared on the stages and screens of American cities. Though advertised as dancers, mimics, singers, or actresses, they often exceeded these categories. Instead, their performances adopted an aesthetic of intermediality, weaving together techniques and elements drawn from a wide variety of genres and media, including ballet, art music, photography, early modern dance, vaudeville traditions, film, and more. Onstage and onscreen, performers borrowed from existing musical scores and narratives, referred to contemporary shows, films, and events, and mimicked fellow performers, skating neatly across various media, art forms, and traditions. Behind the scenes, they experimented with cross-promotion, new advertising techniques, and various technologies to broadcast images and tales of their performances and lives well beyond the walls of American theaters, cabarets, and halls. The performances and conceptions of art that emerged were innovative, compelling, and deeply meaningful. Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century examines these performances and the performers behind them, highlighting the Ziegfeld Follies and The Passing Show revues, Salome dancers, Isadora Duncan's Wagner dances, Adeline Genee and Bessie Clayton's "photographic" danced histories, Hazel Mackaye and Ruth St. Denis's pageants, and Anna Pavlova's opera and film projects. By destabilizing the boundaries between various media, genres, and performance spaces, each of these women was able to create performances that negotiated turn-of-the-century American social and cultural issues: contemporary technological developments and the rise of mass reproduction, new modes of perception, the commodification of art and entertainment, the evolution of fan culture and stardom, changing understandings of the body and the self, and above all, shifting conceptions of gender, race, and sexual identity. Tracing the various modes of intermediality at work on- and offstage, Body Knowledge re-imagines early twentieth-century art and entertainment as both fluid and convergent.


Besprechung der tanznetz.de-Redaktion

-

bei Amazon bestellen
 

LETZTE BEITRÄGE 'TANZ IM TEXT'


ZEITLOSE HINGABE

Zum ersten Todestag der großen Tänzerin, Ballettmeisterin und -pädagogin Irina Jakobson
Veröffentlicht am 17.02.2019, von Annette Bopp


MARGUERITE DONLON WIRD BALLETTDIREKTORIN AM THEATER HAGEN

Die renommierte Choreografin übernimmt ab der Spielzeit 2019/20 die Posten der Ballettdirektorin und Chefchoreografin
Veröffentlicht am 16.02.2019, von Pressetext


AUGENSCHMAUS

Fotoblog von Dieter Hartwig
Veröffentlicht am 16.02.2019, von Dieter Hartwig

LETZTE FORENBEITRÄGE


EINFACH ÜBERWÄLTIGEND: NIJINSKY (NEUMEIER), HAMBURG BALLETT, 05.02.2019

Rubrik: Publikumsrezensionen

RE: RECHT HABEN UND RECHT KRIEGEN

Rubrik: Ballettschule und Management

ICH BRAUCHE WIRKLICH RAT UND HILFE!

Rubrik: Ballettschule und Management

KAMELIENDAME (NEUMEIER), BAYERISCHES STAATSBALLETT, 26.01.2019

Rubrik: Publikumsrezensionen

RE: TANZEN LERNEN TROTZ SOZIALER ÄNGSTE

Rubrik: Off Topic! Allgemeines und Privates

RE: RE: GAYNOR MINDEN SPITZENSCHUHE ANPROBIEREN

Rubrik: Ballett, Modern, Contemporary, Tanztheater

GROßARTIGE MADOKA SUGAI ALS KITRI IN DON QUIXOTE, HAMBURG BALLETT, 19.01.2019

Rubrik: Publikumsrezensionen

TEILNAHME AN DER SOMMERAKADEMIE DORTMUND! DU AUCH?

Rubrik: Ballett, Modern, Contemporary, Tanztheater

RE: WO BESTELLT IHR EURE KOSTÜME

Rubrik: Ballettschule und Management

BOSLSTIFTUNG AUFNAHME VORSTUFE

Rubrik: Tanzausbildung Eltern



BEI UNS IM SHOP