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Hiking the horizontal : field notes from a choreographer / Liz Lerman.

Lerman, Liz (författare)
ISBN 0819574368
First paperback edition.
Publicerad: 2014
Publicerad: Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2014]
Copyright: ©2011
Engelska xix, 330 pages
  • Bok
Innehållsförteckning Sammanfattning Ämnesord
  • Part 1. Questions as a way of life. Fueling the imagination -- Asking questions as a way of life -- Two dances : the oldest and one not yet made -- Wondering about books -- The sounds of St. Albans -- Was Einstein a choreographer? -- Influence, inquiry, action.
  • Part 2. Who gets to dance? Manifesto -- The Roosevelt, dancing -- The Shipyard, dancing -- Speech and science : the who matters -- A liberation in the gallery -- Being another : one kind of technique.
  • Part 3. What is the dancing about? I met a physicist -- Finding the fish : on meaning, narrative, and subject matter dancing -- Dancing on both sides of the brain : an essay in text and movement -- Justice and genetics : two program notes -- The problem of abstraction -- Two ways to be an angel.
  • Part 5. Where is the dance happening? Scene at a bedside -- Choreographing space -- My favorite night at Temple Micah -- The stage and why it matters -- Three places, three stories.
  • Part 6. Structures and underpinnings. A brief conversation with a friend -- What happens on a residency? -- Dilemmas of practice in art and healing : response to an e-mail -- Structure : the container that holds the dance -- What is the toolbox? -- Rehearsal, defined and redefined -- Free fall.
  • Part 8. Transdomain practices. Calling the ancestors -- In defense of creative research -- Onward with Petichta -- Fresh readings : reviewing books on tango and nureyev -- Ruminations and curiosities : a series of anecdotes and the questions that follow -- Partnering and people -- Seven paths to creativity.
  • Part 9. Politics. Two assertions -- A return to inquiry -- Activism, professionalism, purity -- It is easier to be against President Bush than it is to change small dynamics in our own field -- A job swap and slow banking : two op-eds -- Pushing back : a rant in three movements -- Small righteous angers.
  • Part 10. Bulky love. To the attendance monitor at Sligo Creek Middle School -- Motherhood : stories and an interview -- Representation found and lost -- Critical response at home -- Bulky love.
  • The unique career of choreographer Liz Lerman has taken her from theater stages to shipyards, and from synagogues to science labs. In this wide-ranging collection of essays and articles, she reflects on her life-long exploration of dance as a vehicle for human insight and understanding of the world around us. Lerman has been described by the Washington Post as "the source of an epochal revolution in the scope and purposes of dance art." Here, she combines broad outlooks on culture and society with practical applications and accessible stories. Her expansive scope encompasses the craft, structure, and inspiration that bring theatrical works to life as well as the applications of art in fields as diverse as faith, aging, particle physics, and human rights law. Offering readers a gentle manifesto describing methods that bring a horizontal focus to bear on a hierarchical world, this is the perfect book for anyone curious about the possible role for art in politics, science, community, motherhood, and the media. 


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