Kendall places 'Orchesographie' in the cultural context of sixteenth-century France by examining Arbeau's life and training, and the lives of many influential men and women who supported dance during the religious struggles of the Reformation."
Revised and expanded, A Performer’s Guide to Seventeenth Century Music is a comprehensive reference guide for students and professional musicians. The book contains useful material on vocal and choral music and style; instrumentation; performance practice; ornamentation, tuning, temperament; meter and tempo; basso continuo; dance; theatrical production; and much more. The volume includes new chapters on the violin, the violoncello and violone, and the trombone—as well as updated and expanded reference materials, internet resources, and other newly available material. This highly accessible handbook will prove a welcome reference for any musician or singer interested in historically informed performance.
Dancer-choreographer-directors Fred Astaire, George Balanchine and Gene Kelly and their colleagues helped to develop a distinctively modern American film-dance style and recurring dance genres for the songs and stories of the American musical. Freely crossing stylistic and class boundaries, their dances were rooted in the diverse dance and music cultures of European immigrants and African-American migrants who mingled in jazz age America. The new technology of sound cinema let them choreograph and fuse camera movement, light, and color with dance and music. Preserved intact for the largest audiences in dance history, their works continue to influence dance and film around the world. This boo...
One impression that stands out from this collection is the extent to which improvisation was an important factor in all of the arts. As each of the authors assembles a case by ferreting out bits and pieces of information having to do with a single art, the weight of the assembled material lends additional strength to each case. By considering the overall picture that results, as well as that made by each of the individual studies, the reader is able to see much more clearly the role played by improvisation from the late Middle Ages through to the time of Shakespeare and beyond. A careful reading of the essays brings with it the awareness that to ignore improvisation is to distort the art in a major way. In light of the present volume, the very concept of "faithful historical re-creation" takes on a much broader and more complex character.
Nicole Haitzinger entwickelt in Vergessene Traktate – Archive der Erinnerung Wirkungskonzepte des Tanzes in ihren historischen Kontexten - von der Renaissance bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Sie kommt dabei den diesbezüglichen, die Tanztraktate bestimmenden Strukturen auf die Spur, stellt diese dar und positioniert sie im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs. Unter Wirkungskonzept wird der theoretische Plan und Entwurf von Wirkungen des Tanzes (und der Tanzbewegungen) auf den Tanzenden oder den Betrachtenden verstanden. Es geht also nicht darum, konkrete Wirkungen des Tanzes zu interpretieren, sondern aufzuzeigen, welche Wirkungen ihm in den Tanztheorien zugeschrieben werden und welche inszenatorischen Verfahrensweisen sich davon ableiten beziehungsweise historiographisch re-konstruieren lassen.