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    The Returns of Alwin Nikolais: Bodies, Boundaries and the Dance Canon (Paperback) Edited by Claudia Gitelman, Edited by Randy Martin, Contributions by Philip Auslander, Contributions by Herbert Blau, Contributions by Jana Feinman, Contributions by Mark Franko, Contributions by Bob Gilmore, Contributions by Claudia Gitelman, Contributions by Yvonne Hardt, Contributions by Rebekah J. Kowal

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    DescriptionA groundbreaking choreographer, lighting designer, composer, and costumer, Alwin Nikolais (1910-1993) is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most innovative artists. Incorporating novel technological and performance tactics, he invented a total language of non-literal dance theater that attracted audiences worldwide for over forty years. "The Returns of Alwin Nikolais" is the first book devoted to a critical analysis of Nikolais' work, and it provides a broad and important overview of his artistic and philosophical trajectory. The volume brings together essays by scholars of dance history, theater studies, music, and art history, and includes primary materials such as reviews, diary excerpts, and photographs. It is a valuable resource for teachers and students of art and culture.

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    The Returns of Alwin Nikolais
    Bodies, Boundaries and the Dance Canon
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Claudia Gitelman, Edited by Randy Martin, Contributions by Philip Auslander, Contributions by Herbert Blau, Contributions by Jana Feinman, Contributions by Mark Franko, Contributions by Bob Gilmore, Contributions by Claudia Gitelman, Contributions by Yvonne Hardt, Contributions by Rebekah J. Kowal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 526 g
    ISBN 13: 9780819565761
    ISBN 10: 0819565768

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PER
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    BIC subject category V2: ASD
    B&T General Subject: 270
    BISAC V2.8: PER011000
    DC21: 792.82092
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: PER003000
    DC22: 792.8/2092
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    LC classification: GV1785.N62 G58 2007
    Thema V1.0: ATQ
    Illustrations note
    33 b/w illustrations, 16 colour plates
    University Press of New England
    Imprint name
    Wesleyan University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2007
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    Author Information
    Claudia Gitelman is a veteran of Broadway and the concert stage, and professor emerita at Rutgers University. She has published on the modern dance artists Hanya Holm and Mary Wigman. Randy Martin is a professor of art and public policy at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and the author and editor of several books, including Critical Moves: Dance Studies in Theory and Politics (1998).
    Review quote
    "The Returns of Alwin Nikolais: Bodies, Boundaries, and the Dance Canon is admirable in its scope. ... Together, the essays form an intellectually rigorous book that is not only about a specific artistic practice but also about ways in which the study of dance can be practiced."--Kate Elswit, Dance Research Journal