Acts of Light by John Deane
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Acts of Light
By John Deane

Acts of Light

Martha Graham in the Twenty-first Century

Photographs by See other recent books by John Deane
Text by Nan Deane Cano See other recent books by Nan Deane Cano
Foreword by Jack Mitchell See other recent books by Jack Mitchell
Format: Hardback

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Acts of Light by John Deane

Book Description

The breathtaking images in "Acts of Light" are the result of John Deane's unprecedented access as a promotional photographer for the Martha Graham Dance Company. The first book to comprehensively survey Graham's dances in full color digital photography, it also features personal interviews with this new generation of Graham interpreters, who reflect on their own lives, the meaning each dance has for them personally, and the Graham technique in frank and touching style. Dancers reveal how they approach now-classic works and personalize their interpretations, coming to them with a new sensibility and unique life experiences. The 18 featured works range from the Greek cycle and biblically inspired ballets through abstract studies of tragedy and hope, considerations of loss incurred in wartime, and literary speculations like Deaths and Entrances, a recently revived work on the Bronte sisters. Deane and Cano give special consideration to the beloved American masterwork Graham created in collaboration with composer Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring. Drawing on essays, poetry, and excerpts from Graham's own notebook, "Acts of Light" considers the narrative, dramatic, and philosophical base for each dance, and offers reflections on its contemporary relevance for today's audience. Appealing to dance historians, professional dancers, students of dance, and those with interests in the performing arts, this book provides an insightful appreciation of the living influence of Graham as a 20th-century icon.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813029924
ISBN-10: 0813029929
Format: Hardback
(273mm x 229mm x 18mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: University Press of Florida
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Deane

John Deane is a dance, fashion, and portrait photographer whose credits include The New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone Online, Vanity Fair, and Dance Magazine. Since May 2002, he has collaborated to produce promotional material for the Martha Graham Dance Company. Nan Deane Cano has been a college and secondary educator for 27 years in literature and the humanities. She has been published in the New York Times, Company magazine (Chicago), and the Los Angeles Times, and was editor of artist interviews in Camerata Pacifica Music Notes.

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