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The Resource Martha Graham in love and war : the life in the work, Mark Franko

Martha Graham in love and war : the life in the work, Mark Franko

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Martha Graham in love and war : the life in the work
Title
Martha Graham in love and war
Title remainder
the life in the work
Statement of responsibility
Mark Franko
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Often called the Picasso, Stravinsky, or Frank Lloyd Wright of the dance world, Martha Graham revolutionized ballet stages across the globe. Using newly discovered archival sources, award-winning choreographer and dance historian Mark Franko reframes Graham's most famous creations, those from the World War II era, by restoring their rich historical and personal context. Graham matured as an artist during the global crisis of fascism, the conflict of World War II, and the post-war period that ushered in the Cold War. Franko focuses on four of her most powerful works, American Document (1938), Appalachian Spring (1944), Night Journey (1948), and Voyage (1953), tracing their connections to Graham's intense feelings of anti-fascism and her fascination with psychoanalysis. Moreover, Franko explores Graham's intense personal and professional bond with dancer and choreographer Erick Hawkins. The author traces the impact of their constantly changing feelings about each other and about their work, and how Graham wove together strands of love, passion, politics, and myth to create a unique and iconically American school of choreography and dance"--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franko, Mark
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graham, Martha
  • Hawkins, Erick
  • Dancers
  • Choreographers
  • Modern dance
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Martha Graham in love and war : the life in the work, Mark Franko
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myth, nationalism and embodiment in American document -- Politics under erasure : regionalism as cryptology -- The invention of Martha Graham : emergence and the strictures -- Jocasta at Colonus : post-Freudian landscapes -- "A possible somewhere (an impossible scene setting)."
Control code
747232746
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780199777662
Lccn
2011034099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Martha Graham in love and war : the life in the work, Mark Franko
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myth, nationalism and embodiment in American document -- Politics under erasure : regionalism as cryptology -- The invention of Martha Graham : emergence and the strictures -- Jocasta at Colonus : post-Freudian landscapes -- "A possible somewhere (an impossible scene setting)."
Control code
747232746
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9780199777662
Lccn
2011034099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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