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Reclaiming Charles Weidman (1901-1975): An American Dancer's Life and Legacy

Lancos, Jonette

Verlag: Edwin Mellen Pr, 2007
ISBN 10: 0773454632 / ISBN 13: 9780773454637
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Verlag: Edwin Mellen Pr

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Inhaltsangabe: This work offers an original look at the life and work of Charles Weidman (1907-1975), a distinguished dancer and choreographer who, though an originator of twentieth-century American dance, has remained previously overshadowed and unrecognized in dance history. This study will appeal to scholars who are interested in the history of dance, especially in the United States. This study traces the life of Charles Weidman (1907-1975), a distinguished dancer and choreographer, is recognized as an originator of twentieth-century American dance, from his early years in the Midwest, his friendship with Martha Graham and Jose Limon, his partnership with Doris Humphrey and Pauline Lawrence, to the formation of the Expression of Two Arts Theatre with visual artist Mikhail Santaro. This work examines Weidman's concert works, Broadway shows, and opera productions, where his modern dance ideas revitalized these theatrical forms. Weidman's training system is analyzed by stressing its lineage, his men's group, rebound principle, floor work, use of drums and rhythm, and his kinetic pantomime. Now, thirty years after his death, evidence is beginning to shed new light on Charles Weidman's enormous influence upon and legacy for modern American dance.

Über den Autor: Jonette Lancos is Professor of Dance at the State University of New York at Geneseo, where she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She graduated from Boston Conservatory, B.F.A. (Dance and Drama), and State University of New York at Brockport, M.A. (Dance Research), M.F.A. (Choreography and Performance). Professor Lancos has presented research at the International Congress on Research in Dance, Society of Dance History Scholars, National Dance Education Organization, and International Conference on Literature and Visual Arts, and was also the 2005 recipient of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Women's Educator's Achievement Award.

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