Mary Wigman (Routledge Performance Practitioners) (Paperback)

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This book considers dancer, teacher, and choreographer Mary Wigman, a leading innovator in Expressionist dance whose radical explorations of movement and dance theory are credited with expanding the scope of dance as a theatrical art. Now reissued, this book combines:

  • a full account of Wigman's life and work
  • an analysis of her key ideas
  • detailed discussion of her aesthetic theories, including the use of space as an invisible partner and the transcendent nature of performance
  • a commentary on her key works, including Hexentanz and The Seven Dances of Life
  • an extensive collection of practical exercises designed to provide an understanding of Wigman's choreographic principles and her uniquely immersive approach to dance.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

About the Author

Mary Anne Santos Newhall is Professor Emerita of Dance at the University of New Mexico, where she also served as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Fine Arts. She is also Research Director for the American Dance Legacy Initiative at Brown University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138572744
ISBN-10: 1138572748
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 19th, 2017
Pages: 180
Language: English
Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners