Preservation Politics : dance revived, reconstructed, remade : proceedings of the Conference at the University of Surrey Roehampton, November, 8-9, 1997 / editor, Stephanie Jordan.
- London : Dance Books, 2000.
- Conference Name:
- Preservation Politics (Conference) (1997 : Roehampton Institute)
256 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
- Dance -- History -- Congresses.
- Dance is now clearly wanting more of a past. Reconstruction is increasingly seen as a political manoeuvre, to establish a power base for cultural identity as well as for the art itself. This book is an artistic debate on the issues.
- Preface / Stephanie Jordan
Confronting oblivion: keynote address and lecture demonstration on reconstructing ballets / Kenneth Archer, Millicent Hodson
Reconstructing the disturbing new spaces of medernity: the ballet Skating Rink / Ramsay Burt
Diaghilev's 'Soviet Ballet': reconstructing Jakulov's set design for Le Pas d'acier (1927) / Lesley-Anne Sayers
After the event: reconstructing Ashton's 'Past' / Carol A. Martin
Inside artistry: the George Balanchine Foundation Video Archives / Nancy Reynolds
Is authenticity to be had? / Ann Hutchinson Guest
Issues of authenticity and identity in the restaging of Paul Taylor's Airs / Angela Kane
Freeze frame or fast forward? Notating Ashton's La Fille mal gardée using video as a primary source / Michele Braban
The preservation of the ballets of Kurt Jooss / Clare Lidbury
Reconstruction: living or dead? Authentic of phony? / Muriel Topaz
The staging of Doris Humphrey's Passacaglia: a director's perspective / Lesley Main
Interpreting or remaking the text? A cross-arts panel
Shakespeare: preservation and/or reinvention? / Ann Thompson
Reproducing the dance: in search of the aura? / Helen Thomas
More than an expert scribe? The human dimension / Ann Whitley
The present past: towards an archaeology of dance / Alessandra Iyer
Bringing the past to the present: an experiment in reviving eighteenth-century theatre dances / Madeleine Inglehearn
Imitating the passions: reconstructing the meanings within the Passagalia of Venüs & Adonis / Moira Goff
Pierre Lacotte and the romantic ballet: an account of the work of the French choreographer and director / Nadine Meisner
'Bien écoute ... ' A study of nineteenth-century ballet mime Giannandrea Poesio, Marian Smith
A la recherche des pas perdus: in search of lost steps / Alastair Macaulay
Identity and the open work / Sarah Rubidge
Revisiting history in postmodernism: resurrecting Giselle ... again ... and again! / Vida Midgelow
Postmodern play with historic narratives in the reconstruction of Lea Anderson's Flesh and Blood (1989) / Valerie A. Briginshaw
Deborah MacMillan interviewed by Christopher Cook and Monica Mason's demonstration of the solo for the chosen one from MacMillan's The Rite of Spring (1962) ; Matthew Bourne interviewed by David Leonard / Scribe: Henrietta Bannerman.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Jordan, Stephanie.
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