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Dance iconography and other historical questionsHeading out to do research, are others interested in these topics?


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#1 Historiennedeladanse

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 09:16 AM

I'm a new member, will be traveling for the next month, but ran across this board while researching an article recently.

I've taught and written about dance as an historian and critic, and am interested in medieval and renaissance dance history as well as ballet.

I'm especially interested to know if there are people wanting to know more about dance iconography, since that's a topic I've started developing some presentations in, and would like to know what people want to know as I work on my articles and presentations in that area.

#2 carbro

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 05:07 PM

Welcome, historienne, to BalletTalk! :flowers:

I'm afraid no questions come to my mind just now, but as you've surely noticed, our members (many of whom are well versed in dance history) have a wide array of specialized interests. I hope we can follow a lively discussion of your work.

#3 anthro1

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:56 PM

I'm a new member. My field is social anthropology. I taught ballet and modern dancing for many years on the west coast and in New York. I don't teach anymore, but I write a lot about dancing. I'm interested in many issues related to teaching and performance. I've studied ideokinesis, and am interested in the use of imagery in teaching and dancing.

I'm not sure what "dance iconography" means in the context of these forums. Could someone explain that to me?

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:03 PM

And a welcome to you, too, anthro1. :shake:

I don't know whether you've seen our companion forum, BalletTalk for Dancers, but you're likely to find many discussions there that will interest you. It has special forums for teachers. If you decide to participate, you'll have to register separately, and we ask (but do not require) that members of both boards keep the same user name, just so readers of both will recognize you as the same person.

'm not sure what "dance iconography" means in the context of these forums. Could someone explain that to me?

I hope historiennedeladanse will.

#5 anthro1

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:50 PM

And a welcome to you, too, anthro1. :shake:

I don't know whether you've seen our companion forum, BalletTalk for Dancers, but you're likely to find many discussions there that will interest you. It has special forums for teachers. If you decide to participate, you'll have to register separately, and we ask (but do not require) that members of both boards keep the same user name, just so readers of both will recognize you as the same person.

'm not sure what "dance iconography" means in the context of these forums. Could someone explain that to me?

I hope historiennedeladanse will.


I don't know if my reply should go here, but Thanks, Cabro, for the welcome! I, too, hope that historiennedeladanse will answer the iconography question, but if she has, I haven't found it yet. I'm not ready to take on "BalletTalk" just yet, and I'm no longer teaching, so I'd rather not get involved in a teachers' forum. Hopefully, someone will take on the iconography question. I printed out the article on modern dance (can it be preserved) and found that it has a lot of things I disagree with in it, but I'll save that for another time.


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