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Weana Tanz (Wiener Tänze)

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ISBN: 9783205786733 Year: Pages: 378 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_437178 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4042
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The "Weana Tanz" (Viennese dance music) are instrumental plays of music, the character of which developped out of the alpine "landler melodics. They were shaped to a specific genre of urban folk music by the Viennese "Tanzgeigern".In the history of Viennese music the WEANA TANZ represents an important period. Their discription and interpretation in 8 chapters show the extraordinary position they held in the music life of the 19th century.Manuscripts and prints of the early 19th and 20th century are documents of the historical period of development, its expression in style and melody as well as their musical function for entertainment and social gatherings. As an addition sound recordings are selected from the first productions of records between 1900 and 1930.One chapter is dedicated to remarkable composers and exponents. In their lives and opus we find the seasonable situation of music life in Vienna.A detailed register gives access to the exceptionally abundant content of this volume.After this monography the "WEANA TANZ" as part 1 of the 20th volume of the Encyclopaedia CORPUS MUSICAE POPULARIS AUSTRIACAE follows volume 2 with a collection of 130 "Viennese dances" which can be interpreted in diverse instrumentations.

Chapter 3 Comparative aspects of the Song and Dance Celebration of the Baltic countries in the context of nation- branding processes (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780367186760 9780429202964 Year: Pages: 19 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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This chapter focusses on an analysis of the&#xD;SDC in the context of the development of nation-branding. Two ways of&#xD;developing international recognition can be outlined: special strategies created&#xD;by experts and spontaneous, endogenous branding, stemming from traditional cultural symbols important to people. At the beginning of the twenty- fi rst century,&#xD;the Baltic countries were involved in a purposeful state- fi nanced policy to&#xD;create their nation brands. During this process, the use of the informal symbol&#xD;of ‘singing nations’, typical of the Baltic countries, was consciously avoided&#xD;because of the recommendations of nation- branding professionals. Nevertheless,&#xD;this symbol, expressed in the form of the SDC, is an important and infl uential&#xD;agent from the cultural, social, ideological and economic point of view, as well&#xD;as in contexts of international communication.

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Heritage --- song --- dance --- Baltic countries

Dance and politics: Moving beyond boundaries

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ISBN: 9781526105172 Year: Pages: 152 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_620070 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Philosophy --- Arts in general
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"Since ancient times and across cultures, dance has provided a powerful form of human expression. In this inspiring book, Dana Mills examines the political power of dance from a global perspective. Mills explores different dimensions of dance as a form of intervention into a politics more commonly articulated in words. She is interested in dance as a system of communication that allows its subjects to speak with their bodies and to create embodied spaces, drawing attention to the radically egalitarian nature of dance with its ability to transcend all boundaries of gender, race and sexual politics. &#xD;&#xD;The book is structured around a range of cross-cultural and comparative examples, from the work of Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham to gumboot dancers in South Africa and the One Billion Rising movement, which uses dance to protest against gendered violence. Each case study references powerful dance ‘moments’, providing links to YouTube clips to allow readers to experience dance directly as they read. The case studies are discussed within a conceptual framework drawing on Rancière’s concept of dissensus and in the light of recent work on embodied politics by political theorists including Jodi Dean and Jane Bennett. &#xD;&#xD;Dance and politics is aimed at a dual audience of political theorists and students and scholars of dance and performance. It will also be of great interest to readers seeking to expand their thinking about politics, embodiment and activism."

Neural Mechanisms Underlying Movement-Based Embodied Contemplative Practices

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889198948 Year: Pages: 215 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-894-8 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Neurology
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Relative to the extensive neuroscientific work on seated meditation practices, far less studies have investigated the neural mechanisms underlying movement-based contemplative practices such as yoga or tai chi. Movement-based practices have, however, been found to be effective for relieving the symptoms of several clinical conditions, and to elicit measurable changes in physiological, neural, and behavioral parameters in healthy individuals. An important challenge for neuroscience is therefore to advance our understanding of the neurophysiological and neurocognitive mechanisms underlying these observed effects, and this Research Topic aims to make a contribution in this regard. It showcases the current state of the art of investigations on movement-based practices including yoga, tai chi, the Feldenkrais Method, as well as dance. Featured contributions include empirical research, proposals of theoretical frameworks, as well as novel perspectives on a variety of issues relevant to the field. This Research Topic is the first of its kind to specifically attempt a neurophysiological and neurocognitive characterization that spans multiple mindful movement approaches, and we trust it will be of interest to basic scientists, clinical researchers, and contemplative practitioners alike.

Ballroom Biology: Recent Insights into Honey Bee Waggle Dance Communications

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889197651 Year: Pages: 80 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-765-1 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Ecology --- Science (General)
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The honey bee waggle dance communication is a complex, unique, at times controversial, and ultimately fascinating behavior. In an elaborate figure-of-eight movement, a returning forager conveys the distance and direction from the hive to resources, usually the nectar and pollen that is their food, and it remains one of the most sophisticated, known forms of non-human communication. Not surprisingly, since its discovery more than 60 years ago by Karl von Frisch, the dance has been subject to investigations that span from basic biology through human culture and neurophysiology to landscape ecology. Here we collate recent advances in our understanding of the dance.

Körper als Archiv in Bewegung

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Book Series: TanzScripte ISBN: 9783839430002 9783837630008 Year: Pages: 274 DOI: 10.14361/9783839430002 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Arts in general
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The history of dance as the history of the body: how choreographies sketch out new modes of writing the history of dance, and how they expand the archive of dance in the process.

Emerging Bodies

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Book Series: TanzScripte ISBN: 9783837615968 9783839415962 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627778 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100474
Subject: Arts in general
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The concept of 'worldmaking' is based on the idea that 'the world' is not given, but rather produced through language, actions, ideas and perception. This collection of essays takes a closer look at various hybrid and disparate worlds related to dance and choreography. Coming from a broad range of different backgrounds and disciplines, the authors inquire into the ways of producing 'dance worlds': through artistic practice, discourse and media, choreographic form and dance material. The essays in this volume critically reflect the predominant topos of dance as something fleeting and ephemeral – an embodiment of the Other in modernity. Moreover, they demonstrate that there is more than just one universal 'world of dance', but rather a multitude of interrelated dance worlds with more emerging every day.

The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology

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ISBN: 9781771992367 9781771992244 9781771992251 9781771992268 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771992244.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Media and communication
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Technology, a word that emerged historically first to denote the study of any art or technique, has come, in modernity, to describe advanced machines, industrial systems, and media. McCutcheon argues that it is Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein that effectively reinvented the meaning of the word for modern English. It was then Marshall McLuhan’s media theory and its adaptations in Canadian popular culture that popularized, even globalized, a Frankensteinian sense of technology. The Medium Is the Monster shows how we cannot talk about technology—that human-made monstrosity—today without conjuring Frankenstein, thanks in large part to its Canadian adaptations by pop culture icons such as David Cronenberg, William Gibson, Margaret Atwood, and Deadmau5. In the unexpected connections illustrated by The Medium Is the Monster, McCutcheon brings a fresh approach to studying adaptations, popular culture, and technology.

Louder and Faster

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ISBN: 9780520973152 9780520304529 Year: Pages: 293 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.71 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Music
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Louder and Faster is a study of taiko in California, focused on the play of sound, performance, identity, ethnicity, race, gender, and politics. Wong explores taiko as a music/dance art form that creates spaces in which memories of the WW2 Japanese American incarceration, Asian American identity, and a desire to be seen/heard intersect with global capitalism, the complications of mediation, and legacies of imperialism. Based on two decades of participatory ethnographic work, the book offers a vivid glimpse of an Asian American presence both loud and fragile.&#xD;

Revolutionary Bodies

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ISBN: 9780520971905 9780520300576 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.58 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History
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This book examines the history of concert dance in China from 1935 to 2015, with a focus on Chinese dance and its relationship to revolutionary performance culture in PRC history. The book argues that Chinese dance, not revolutionary ballet, was the primary legacy of Maoist dance research and innovation. Showing the relationship between dance and politics, it discusses dance developments during the War of Resistance Against Japan, the Chinese Civil War, the Korean War, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, the post-Mao era, and the period of One Belt One Road. The book emphasizes transnational exchange and highlights the contributions of immigrant and ethnic minority women, such as Chinese Trinidadian dancer Dai Ailian, Korean dancer Choe Seung-hui, Uyghur dancer Qemberxanim, Bai dancer Yang Liping, and Uyghur dancer Gulmira Mamat. It discusses the history of dance schools and companies such as the Beijing Dance Academy, the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater, the Central Nationalities Song and Dance Ensemble, and the Xinjiang Arts Institute. Dance film is an important subject of analysis. Aesthetic experimentation is another key theme. Dance styles examined include Chinese classical dance, Chinese national folk dance (including ethnic minority dance and Han folk dance), Chinese military dance, New Dance, New Yangge, national dance drama, Dunhuang dance, peacock dance, and ballet. The book argues that kinesthetic nationalism, ethnic and spatial inclusivity, and dynamic inheritance are lasting features of Chinese dance.&#xD;

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