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The Resource The body of the people : East German dance since 1945, Jens Richard Giersdorf

The body of the people : East German dance since 1945, Jens Richard Giersdorf

Label
The body of the people : East German dance since 1945
Title
The body of the people
Title remainder
East German dance since 1945
Statement of responsibility
Jens Richard Giersdorf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Body of the People is the first comprehensive study of dance and choreography in East Germany. More than twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Jens Richard Giersdorf investigates a national dance history in the German Democratic Republic, from its founding as a Communist state that supplanted the Soviet zone of occupation in 1949 through the aftermath of its collapse forty years later, examining complex themes of nationhood, ideology, resistance, and diaspora through an innovative mix of archival research, critical theory, personal narrative, and performance analysis. Giersdorf looks closely at uniquely East German dance forms--including mass exercise events, national folk dances, Marxist-Leninist visions staged by the dance ensemble of the armed forces, the vast amateur dance culture, East Germany's version of Tanztheater, and socialist alternatives to rock 'n' roll--to demonstrate how dance was used both as a form of corporeal utopia and of embodied socialist propaganda and indoctrination. The Body of the People also explores the artists working in the shadow of official culture who used dance and movement to critique and resist state power, notably Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, Arila Siegert, and Fine Kwiatkowski. Giersdorf considers a myriad of embodied responses to the Communist state even after reunification, analyzing the embodiment of the fall of the Berlin Wall in the works of Jo Fabian and Sasha Waltz, and the diasporic traces of East German culture abroad, exemplified by the Chilean choreographer Patricio Bunster
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giersdorf, Jens Richard
Dewey number
792.809431
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GV1652.5
LC item number
.G54 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in dance history
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  • Dance
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Dance
  • Germany (East)
  • Tanz
  • Deutschland
Label
The body of the people : East German dance since 1945, Jens Richard Giersdorf
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Ch. 1 / Dancing National Identity in Daily Life: A New German Fold (1945-61) -- Ch. 2 / East German Tanztheater: Reconsidering Socialist Realism and Modernism (1960s and 1970s) -- Ch. 3 / Resistive Motions in the East: Rechoreographing Opposition (1980s) -- Ch. 4 / Border Crossings and Intranational Trespasses: The Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989-2009) -- Ch. 5 / Toward a Transnational History of East German Dance: The Choreography of Patricio Bunster (1930s to Present) -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
831625666
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299289638
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40022208865
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)831625666
Label
The body of the people : East German dance since 1945, Jens Richard Giersdorf
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Ch. 1 / Dancing National Identity in Daily Life: A New German Fold (1945-61) -- Ch. 2 / East German Tanztheater: Reconsidering Socialist Realism and Modernism (1960s and 1970s) -- Ch. 3 / Resistive Motions in the East: Rechoreographing Opposition (1980s) -- Ch. 4 / Border Crossings and Intranational Trespasses: The Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989-2009) -- Ch. 5 / Toward a Transnational History of East German Dance: The Choreography of Patricio Bunster (1930s to Present) -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
831625666
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299289638
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40022208865
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)831625666

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