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The Resource I Want To Be Ready : Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom, Danielle Goldman

I Want To Be Ready : Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom, Danielle Goldman

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I Want To Be Ready : Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom
Title
I Want To Be Ready
Title remainder
Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom
Statement of responsibility
Danielle Goldman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • I Wam to Be Ready to Original research, careful readings of individual performances, and a thorough knowledge of dance scholarship to offer an understanding of the "freedom" of improvisational dance. While scholars often celebrate the freedom of improvised performances, they are generally focusing on freedom from formal constraints. Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault and Houston Baker, among others, Danielle Goldman argues that this negative idea of freedom elides improvisation's greatest power. Far from representing an escape from the necessities of genre, gender, class, and race, the most skillful improvisations negotiate an ever shifting landscape of constraints. This work will appeal to those interested in dance history and criticism and also to interdisciplinary audiences in the fields of American and cultural studies
  • "Danielle Goldman's contribution to the theory and history of improvisation in dance is rich, beautiful and extraordinary. In her careful, rigorously imaginative analysis of the discipline of choreography in real time, Goldman both compels and allows us to become initiates in the mysteries of flight and preparation. She studies the massive volitional resources that one unleashes in giving oneself over to being unleashed. It is customary to say of such a text that it is 'long-awaited' or 'much anticipated'; because of Goldman's work we now know something about the potenza, the kinetic explosion, those terms carry. Reader, get ready to move and be moved."Fred Moten, Duke University
  • "In this careful, intelligent, and theoretically rigorous book, Danielle Goldman attends to the 'tight spaces' within which improvised dance explores both its limitations and its capacity to press back against them. While doing this, Goldman also allows herself--and us--to be moved by dance itself. The poignant conclusion, evoking specific moments of embodied elegance, vulnerability, and courage, asks the reader:'Does it make you feel like dancing?'Whether taken literally or figuratively, I can't imagine any other response to this beautiful book."Barbara Browning, New York University
  • "This book will become the single most important reflection on the question of improvisation, a question which has become foundational to dance itself. The achievement of I Want to Be Ready lies not simply in its mastery of the relevant literature within dance, but in its capacity to engage dance in a deep and abiding dialogue with other expressive forms, to think improvisation through myriad sites and a rich vein of cultural diversity, and to join improvisation in dance with its manifestations in life so as to consider what constitutes dance's own politics." Randy Martin. Tisch School of Arts at New York University --Book Jacket
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Goldman, Danielle
Dewey number
302.4/846
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1781.2
LC item number
.G65 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Improvisation in dance
  • Dance
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Dance
  • Improvisation in dance
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I Want To Be Ready : Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom, Danielle Goldman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Introduction: The Land of the Free -- Mambo's Open Shines: Causing Circles at the Palladium -- We Insist! Seeing Music and Hearing Dance -- Bodies on the Line: Contact Improvisation and Techniques of Nonviolent Protest -- The Breathing Show: Improvisation in the Work of Bill T. Jones -- Conclusion: Exquisite Dancing-Altering the Terrain of Tight Places
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642208117
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1 online resource (ix, 174 pages)
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Isbn
9780472026616
Lccn
2009038401
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)642208117
Label
I Want To Be Ready : Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom, Danielle Goldman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Land of the Free -- Mambo's Open Shines: Causing Circles at the Palladium -- We Insist! Seeing Music and Hearing Dance -- Bodies on the Line: Contact Improvisation and Techniques of Nonviolent Protest -- The Breathing Show: Improvisation in the Work of Bill T. Jones -- Conclusion: Exquisite Dancing-Altering the Terrain of Tight Places
Control code
642208117
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 174 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026616
Lccn
2009038401
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d42ccc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642208117

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