What Constitutes a Dance?: Investigating the Constitutive Properties of Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ann H. Dils, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: These papers were originally given as a panel entitled What Constitutes a Dance at the 1989 Congress on Research in Dance Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. Panelists selected Antony Tudor's 1937 Dark Elegies as a case study and basis for examining general questions regarding elements to be considered in identifying a dance work. Several issues and occurrences inspired panel members, such as recent interest in revivals of dance works from the beginning of this century and scholarly debate about issues related to directing dance from Labanotation scores. While Nelson Goodman's 1968 book Languages of Art served as a theoretical springboard for discussion, Judy Van Zile's 1985-86 article "What is the Dance? Implications for Dance Notation" proved a thought-provoking precedent for this investigation.

Additional Information

Dance Research Journal 24 (2), 17-31
Language: English
Date: 1993
Congress on Research in Dance Conference,

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