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Manning, Frankie

Manning, Frankie (26 May 1914)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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982 words

... 1 (Spring 1994): 4–5. Film and Videotape Hellzapoppin' (1941), starring Olsen and Johnson, with the best Lindy Hop scene ever captured on film, choreographed by Frankie Manning for Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. “Back into Swing,” a segment on the ABC television network news magazine 20/20 (1989), focusing on Frankie Manning's early years as a Lindy Hop innovator and his emergence from retirement to help lead the swing dance revival. Cynthia R....

Béjart, Maurice

Béjart, Maurice (1 Jan. 1927)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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... (mus. Debussy , 1986 ), Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (mus. Debussy , 1987 ), Piaf (mus. Piaf , 1988 ), 1789…et nous ( 1989 ), Tod in Wien (mus. Mozart , 1991 ), Le Mandarin merveilleux ( 1992 ), Lear-Prospero ( 1994 ), Journal ( 1995 ), Mutation X ( 1998 ), The Nutcracker ( 1998 ), and Mother Teresa and the children of the world ( 2002 ). In 1997 in Lausanne he staged Ballet for Life , with music by Mozart and the rock group Queen and costumes by Versace ; the work drew its inspiration from the lives of the singer...

Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,574 words

...Jazz , edited by Krin Gabbard . Durham, N.C., 1995. Engelbrecht, Barbara . Swinging at the Savoy . Dance Research Journal 15 (Spring 1983): 3–10. The Lindy Hop: A True National Folk Dance Has Been Born in the U.S.A . Life (23 August 1943). Malcolm X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X . New York, 1964. Includes a vivid description of the experience of Lindy hopping in the chapter “Laura.” Miller, Norma , with Everette Jensen . Swingin’ at the Savoy: The Memoir of a Jazz Dancer . Philadelphia, 1996. Features memoirs of original Savoy Lindy...

Cage, John

Cage, John (5 September 1912)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2,316 words

...John . M. Middletown, Conn., 1972. Cage, John . For the Birds . Boston, 1981. Cage, John . X . Middletown, Conn., 1983. Hamm, Charles . Cage, John. In The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians . London, 1980. Kostelanetz, Richard , ed. John Cage . New York, 1970. Nyman, Michael . Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond . New York, 1981. Tomkins, Calvin . The Bride and the Bachelors . New York, 1965. Vaughan, David . Duet . Ballet News 4 (March 1983): 20–22. Vaughan, David . Cunningham, Cage, and Joyce: ‘this longawaited messiagh of roaratorios . ...

Cunningham, Merce

Cunningham, Merce (16 April 1919)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
7,468 words

...Green and Arcade were both created in 1985 ; Grange Eve and Points in Space , in 1986 ; Fabrications, Shards , and Carousal , in 1987 ; Eleven and Five Stone Wind (designed by Lancaster, with music by John Cage, David Tudor, and Takehisa Kosugi), in 1988 ; Cargo X, Field and Figures, Inventions , and August Pace , in 1989 ; Polarity , in 1990 . Mark Lancaster frequently returned to design works by Cunningham, such as Neighbors ( 1991 ), Touchbase ( 1992 ), and CRWDSPCR ( 1993 ). In 1990 Cunningham began to work with the computer...

Music For Dance

Music For Dance   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
29,477 words

...some of the lais , early forms of ballades, virelais , and rondeaux —and, in the liturgical repertory, the conductus-caudae , which almost certainly accompanied choral movement. Instrumental passages in the late thirteenth-century “Cantigas de Sancta Maria” of King Alfonso X of Spain and in later dramatic works such as the Jeu de Robin et de Marion (c. 1284 ) and Roman de Fauvel ( 1310–1314 ) also seem to relate to dance. But the large repertory of dance music for all kinds of occasions that must have circulated among the minstrels and jongleurs ,...

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