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Contemporary Dance: Context and Practice: Home
Welcome to the Art/Music Library
Welcome to the Art/Music Library! Please ask us for help. Our librarians and student staff at the desk can help you find resources and information.
The Art/Music Library is located on the ground floor (tunnel level) of Rush Rhees Library. Walk through the Gallery at the Art/Music Library and you're there!
Books and films (DVDs or VHS tapes) on reserve for this class are in the Art/Music Library. Please request them at the desk, and view them in the Art/Music Library.
The Art/Music Library houses a large collection of DVDs and some VHS tapes, as well as over 90,000 vols.of books on visual arts, architecture, photography and music and over 3000 CDs.
Making Connections by Peggy Hackney; Mary Konrad Weeks (Illustrator)
Call Number: on Reserve - Art/Music Library
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
Human movement influences an individual's perceptions and ability to interact with the world. Through exercises, illustrations and detailed anatomical drawings, this book guides the reader toward total body integration. An experimental approach to movement fundamentals involving the patterning of connections in the body according to principles of efficient movement, the process of total body integration encourages personal expression and full psychological involvement. Such work, begun by Irmgard Bartenieff and now know as Bartenieff's Fundamentals, is developed by the author, one of Bartenieff's colleagues. By examining what is truly fundamental in human movement, the book explores inner connections through specific body movements and shares the process for releasing the sensations and feelings that such movements bring forth.
With a companion website that includes short online film episodes, this book proposes expansive ways of deconstructing and re-constituting sexuality and gender and thus more embodied and ethical ways of 'doing' life, and offers an understanding and critique of embodiment through an integration of performance, psychotherapy and feminist philosophy.
The Place of Dance is written for the general reader as well as for dancers. It reminds us that dancing is our nature, available to all as well as refined for the stage. Andrea Olsen is an internationally known choreographer and educator who combines the science of body with creative practice. This workbook integrates experiential anatomy with the process of moving and dancing, with a particular focus on the creative journey involved in choreographing, improvising, and performing for the stage.
Sensing, Feeling, and Action by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen; Robert Tobey (Photographer); Bill Arnold (Photographer)
How is the mind expressed through the body in movement? Exploring this question has been the life work of movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Her innovative approach to movement analysis and reeducation, body-mind centering, is the subject of this book of collected essays, interviews, and exercises.
The Vision of Modern Dance by Charles H. Woodford (Editor); Naomi Mindlin (Editor); Jean M. Brown (Editor)
Call Number: on Reserve - Art/Music Library
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
This is the moving story of the development of modern dance as told by the visionary artists who created it. The powerful words of Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Ruth St. Denis, and twenty nine other modern dance artists come to life in these original essays.
Breath made visible [videorecording] : revolution in dance by a film by Ruedi Gerber, with Anna Halprin, Lawrence Halprin, John Graham, Daria Halprin, A.A. Leath, Merce Cunningham
Call Number: Art/Music Library -- Art Media Workroom Call Number: DVD GV1789.H267 B73 2009
This is the first documentary about the life and career of Anna Halprin, the American dance pioneer who has helped redefine our notion of modern art with her belief in dance's power to teach, heel, and transform at all ages of life. This cinematic portrait blends recent interviews with counterparts such as the late Merce Cunningham, archival footage, including her establishment of the first multiracial dance company in the U.S., and excerpts of current performances such as "Parades and Changes" at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, to weave a stunning inspiring account of one of the most important cultural icons in modern dance.
Like the rest of UbuWeb, there is a lot of crossover and perhaps moments of purposely curated eclecticism, hence our rather unorthodox mix of pure, art, and pop dance forms.
UbuWeb Dance is a work in process and will continue to grow, perhaps at a rate faster than the rest of the site. Thus the site will stay in beta mode until it is fully seeded with content. Until then enjoy, but understand that it may be a bumpy ride at times.
UbuWeb Dance is presented in partnership with and is largely curated by Contemporary Dance Video Database
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Subject areas include African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, statistics. The University of Rochester Libraries currently subscribes to the following multidisciplinary JSTOR Collections: Arts and Sciences I through XV. JSTOR also packages their content in disciplinary collections; however, the only ones of these that we have licensed are the Biological Sciences segment and the first of the Business collections. For alumni access, see also Alumni Library Gateway.