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Ted Shawn : his life, writings, and dances / Paul A. Scolieri.

Author/creator Scolieri, Paul A. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Copyright Notice ©2020
Descriptionxxii, 530 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction: firsts and foremost -- The making of personality -- An interesting experiment in Eugenics -- Tales of a Terpsichorean traveler -- America's greatest male dancer -- Seven magic years -- Jacob's pillar.
Abstract "The first critical biography of Ted Shawn, the dance legend and self-proclaimed "Father of American Dance" who helped transform dance from a national pastime in theatrical art. The book takes an in-depth look in Shawn's pioneering role in the formation of the first American modern dance company and school, the first all-male dance company, and Jacob's Pillow, the internationally renowned dance festival and school located in the Berkshires. Scolieri explores Shawn's writings and dances in relation to the emerging discourses of modernism, eugenics and social evolution, revealing an untold story about the ways that Shawn's homosexuality informed his choreographic vision."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 479-494) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Scolieri, Paul A., author. Ted Shawn New York : Oxford University Press, [2019] 9780199331086
LCCN 2019002170
ISBN9780199331062 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN0199331065 (cloth : alk. paper)
Standard identifier# 40029658061

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