Anthropology of the Performing Arts

Anthropology of the Performing Arts PDF Book Detail Author: Anya Peterson Royce
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759102248
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 278

Book Description
Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze on the performing arts, attempting to find broad commonalities in performance, art, and artists across space, time, and culture. She asks general questions as to the nature of artistic interpretation, the differences between virtuosity and artistry, and how artists interplay with audience, aesthetics, and style. To support her case, she examines artists as diverse as Fokine and the Ballets Russes, Tewa Indian dancers, 17th century commedia dell'arte, Japanese kabuki and butoh, Zapotec shamans, and the mime of Marcel Marceau, adding her own observations as a professional dancer in the classical ballet tradition. Royce also points to the recent move toward collaboration across artistic genres as evidence of the universality of aesthetics. Her analysis leads to a better understanding of artistic interpretation, artist-audience relationships, and the artistic imagination as cross-cultural phenomena. Over 29 black and white photographs and drawings illustrate the wide range of Royce's cross-cultural approach. Her well-crafted volume will be of great interest to anthropologists, arts researchers, and students of cultural studies and performing arts.

Performing Arts Center Management

Performing Arts Center Management PDF Book Detail Author: Patricia Dewey Lambert
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315525887
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 278

Book Description
Performing arts centers (PACs) are an integral part of the cultural and creative industries, significantly influencing the cultural, social, and economic vitality of communities around the world. Virtually all PACs are community-based and serve the public interest, whether structured as a public, nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid entity. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the important community role of performing arts centers, especially those that mainly host and present work produced by other arts organizations. This gap is startling, given the ubiquitous presence of PACs in urban centers, small communities, as well as colleges and universities. This co-edited reference book provides valuable information at the intersection of theory and practice in the professional field of executive leadership of performing arts centers. Drawing on the expertise of leading academics, consultants, and executives, this book focuses on institutions and practices in the United States, and is contextualized within additional fields such as cultural planning, urban revitalization, and economic development. Performing Arts Center Management aims to provide valuable theoretical, conceptual, empirical, and practice-based information to current and future leaders in creative and cultural industries management. It serves as a unique reference for researchers, university students, civic leaders, urban planners, public venue managers, and arts administrators aspiring to improve or advance their work in successfully managing performing arts centers.

Managing Performing Arts Collections in Academic and Public Libraries

Managing Performing Arts Collections in Academic and Public Libraries PDF Book Detail Author: Carolyn A. Sheehy
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 0313279764
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 225

Book Description
This professional reference provides solid advice to academic and public librarians for managing performing arts collections. The volume is divided into sections on the history of performing arts librarianship, dance collections, film studies collections, music collections, and theater collections. Each chapter is written by one or more expert contributors and presents current and reliable information on collection management. They discuss personnel management, collection development, technical services, public services, the impact of new technologies, facilities management, financial planning, and political considerations. Each chapter closes with references cited in the chapter, and the volume concludes with a valuable selected, annotated bibliography of important background sources and management tools.

Performing Arts in Transition

Performing Arts in Transition PDF Book Detail Author: Susanne Foellmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351330195
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
Artists especially from dance and performance art as well as opera are involved to an increasing degree in the transfer between different media, not only in their productions but also the events, materials, and documents that surround them. At the same time, the focus on that which remains has become central to any discussion of performance. Performing Arts in Transition explores what takes place in the moments of transition from one medium to another, and from the live performance to that which "survives" it. Case studies from a broad range of interdisciplinary scholars address phenomena such as: The dynamics of transfer between the performing and visual arts. The philosophy and terminologies of transitioning between media. Narratives and counternarratives in historical re-creations. The status of chronology and the document in art scholarship. This is an essential contribution to a vibrant, multidisciplinary and international field of research emerging at the intersections of performance, visual arts, and media studies.

America s Japan and Japan s Performing Arts

America s Japan and Japan s Performing Arts PDF Book Detail Author: Barbara E. Thornbury
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472029282
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 274

Book Description
America’s Japan and Japan’s Performing Arts studies the images and myths that have shaped the reception of Japan-related theater, music, and dance in the United States since the 1950s. Soon after World War II, visits by Japanese performing artists to the United States emerged as a significant category of American cultural-exchange initiatives aimed at helping establish and build friendly ties with Japan. Barbara E. Thornbury explores how “Japan” and “Japanese culture” have been constructed, reconstructed, and transformed in response to the hundreds of productions that have taken place over the past sixty years in New York, the main entry point and defining cultural nexus in the United States for the global touring market in the performing arts. The author’s transdisciplinary approach makes the book appealing to those in the performing arts studies, Japanese studies, and cultural studies.

The Performing Arts in Contemporary China

The Performing Arts in Contemporary China PDF Book Detail Author: Colin Mackerras
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136573577
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 272

Book Description
First published in 1981. The overthrow of the 'gang of four' in October 1976 had profound effects in all areas of Chinese society, and probably nowhere can this be more clearly seen than in the performing arts. Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's widow, was strongly interested in the performing arts and exercised great influence over them. This book describes her influence and the effects its removal had on the arts. Although the period covered is mainly that since the death of Mao, there is also considerable reference to the years following the Cultural Revolution.

Saving Performing Arts

Saving Performing Arts PDF Book Detail Author: Ernest Auerbach
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 149175933X
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 54

Book Description
When Ernest Auerbach took the helm at Austin Opera in 2011, the organization had been in existence for twenty-five years and was near bankruptcy. In the years leading up to the financial disaster, the Opera’s well-meaning board of trustees and staff leadership had somehow lost sight of the fact that while opera is an art, running an opera is a business. Now it was up to Auerbach to save it from collapse. Auerbach—a seasoned military leader and corporate executive—provides insight into the business model he developed to achieve a financial and artistic turnaround at Austin Opera as well as examples, methods, and tools that will help other performing arts organizations design their own sustainable business model and avoid a downward turn. Nonprofit leaders will learn how to: Recognize signs of an impending disaster Gain trust and effectively communicate with allies Develop priorities during a financial crisis Focus on organizational details while maintaining a mission Keep patrons, donors, and trustees happy Saving Performing Arts is a concise survival guide designed to help performing arts organizations avoid trouble and become successful organizations with excellent future prospects and money in the bank. “A great lesson in leadership for those in every sector of the performing arts.” —Kevin Smith, Opera America field consultant

Philosophy of the Performing Arts

Philosophy of the Performing Arts PDF Book Detail Author: David Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405188022
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 242

Book Description
This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts. Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts Examines the assumption that classical music provides the best model for thinking about artistic performance across the performing arts Explores ways in which the ‘classical paradigm’ might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance Applies the thinking on performing arts to the issue of ‘performance art’

Philology and Performing Arts

Philology and Performing Arts PDF Book Detail Author: Mattia Cavagna
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Louvain
ISBN: 2875583204
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 326

Book Description
This volume invites to bridge the traditional gap between the author and the scribes, which means between the "original text" and the “copies” in order deal with more complex situations, in which the performer, the screenwriter, or the director...

Philidadelphia Guide to Visual Performing Arts

Philidadelphia Guide to Visual   Performing Arts PDF Book Detail Author: Jim McClelland
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811734011
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 84

Book Description
An informative guide to the best Philadelphia has to offer spotlights a full range of the cultural experiences and activities throughout the city, including art museums, gardens, opera, music, dance, and theater. Original.

Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts

Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts PDF Book Detail Author: Matthew Reason
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000537986
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 580

Book Description
The Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts represents a truly multi-dimensional exploration of the inter-relationships between audiences and performance. This study considers audiences contextually and historically, through both qualitative and quantitative empirical research, and places them within appropriate philosophical and socio-cultural discourses. Ultimately, the collection marks the point where audiences have become central and essential not just to the act of performance itself but also to theatre, dance, opera, music and performance studies as academic disciplines. This Companion will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates, as well as to theatre, dance, opera and music practitioners and performing arts organisations and stakeholders involved in educational activities.

De a k la Emerging Trends in Performing Arts and Indic Studies

De  a k  la Emerging Trends in Performing Arts and Indic Studies PDF Book Detail Author: Dr. Vidya Shimladka
Publisher: Ashok Yakkaldevi
ISBN: 1387537954
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 289

Book Description
The academic activity in relation to the performing arts is exploding at quite a fast rate. There are a number of old and new Universities and research centers offering a wide range of academic courses in the performing arts. However, traditionally the teaching-learning process in the performing arts field has been outside the ambit of the academic structure. The move of a traditional process to the academic circle has brought to the forefront some of the challenges of the move. These include both the teaching-learning process and the examination method.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts 2017

Obituaries in the Performing Arts  2017 PDF Book Detail Author: Harris M. Lentz III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670323
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 447

Book Description
"A one-stop resource summarizing the deaths of all major individuals in the fields of television, film cartoons, theater music and popular literature throughout the world. Each obituary is well written and concise...a great resource...recommended"--Choice "A solid reference work that deserves inclusion in all public libraries. Recommended"--ARBA "An absolute must...indispensible...informative, thorough, and interesting...most highly recommended"--Examiner.com "Indispensable reference sources for obit information"--Classic Images "Magnificent research tools...invaluable...value packed with data, and written in an engaging, interesting manner that never becomes dull and statistical"--James L. Neibaur, writer. The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2017, including iconic character actor Harry Dean Stanton, comedians Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory, country singer Glen Campbell, playwright Sam Shepard and actor-singer Jim Nabors. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2017 are included. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers.

Relevance and Marginalisation in Scandinavian and European Performing Arts 1770 1860

Relevance and Marginalisation in Scandinavian and European Performing Arts 1770   1860 PDF Book Detail Author: Randi Margrete Selvik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000296571
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 300

Book Description
Relevance and Marginalisation in Scandinavian and European Performing Arts 1770–1860: Questioning Canons reveals how various cultural processes have influenced what has been included, and what has been marginalised from canons of European music, dance, and theatre around the turn of the nineteenth century and the following decades. This collection of essays includes discussion of the piano repertory for young ladies in England; canonisation of the French minuet; marginalisation of the popular German dramatist Kotzebue from the dramatic canon; dance repertory and social life in Christiania (Oslo); informal cultural activities in Trondheim; repertory of Norwegian musical clocks; female itinerant performers in the Nordic sphere; preconditions, dissemination, and popularity of equestrian drama; marginalisation and amateur staging of a Singspiel by the renowned Danish playwright Oehlenschläger, also with perspectives on the music and its composers; and the perceived relevance of Henrik Ibsen’s staged theatre repertory and early dramas. By questioning established notions about canon, marginalisation, and relevance within the performing arts in the period 1770–1860, this book asserts itself as an intriguing text both to the culturally interested public and to scholars and students of musicology, dance research, and theatre studies.

Psychotherapy Literature and the Visual and Performing Arts

Psychotherapy  Literature and the Visual and Performing Arts PDF Book Detail Author: Bruce Kirkcaldy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319754238
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 243

Book Description
This book explores the relevance of literature and the performing and visual arts for effective clinical psychotherapy. There is a growing interest in the use of the arts in psychotherapy, in part due to an increasing awareness of the limitations in verbal communication and scepticism towards traditional forms of medical treatment. Gathering together perspectives from international practitioners this volume embraces the value of a range of mediums to psychotherapy, from film and photo-therapy to literature and narrative therapy. Based on theoretical studies, clinical expertise and experiential learning, authors offer detailed guidelines on the value of various art forms in practice.