The Ancient Dancer in the Modern World
Responses to Greek and Roman Dance
Edited by Fiona Macintosh
Table of Contents
Fiona Macintosh: Introduction
I. Dance and the Ancient Sources
1: Ismene Lada-Richards: Dead but not Extinct: On Reinventing Pantomime Dancing in Eighteenth-Century England and France
2: Frederick Naerebout: 'In Search of a Dead Rat': The Reception of Ancient Greek Dance in Late Nineteenth-Century Europe and America
3: Ann Cooper-Albright: The Tanagra Effect: Wrapping the Modern Body in the Folds of Ancient Greece
4: Tyler Jo Smith: Reception or Deception? Approaching Dance through Vase-Painting
5: Kathleen Riley: A Pylades for the twentieth century: Fred Astaire and the Aesthetic of Bodily Eloquence
II. Dance and Decadence
6: Ruth Webb: 'Where there is Dance there is the Devil': Ancient and Modern Representations of Salome
7: Edith Hall: 'Heroes of the Dance Floor': The Missing Exemplary Male Dancer in the Ancient Sources
8: Jennifer Thorp: Servile Bodies? The Status of the Professional Dancer in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries
9: Fiona Macintosh: Dancing Maenads in Early Twentieth-Century Britain
III. Dance and Myth
10: Barbara Ravelhofer: Ancient Greece, Dance and the English Masque
11: Pantelis Michelakis: Dancing with Prometheus: Performance and Spectacle in the 1920s
12: Alessandra Zanobi: From Duncan to Bausch with Iphigenia
13: Henrietta Bannerman: Ancient Myths and Modern Moves: The Greek-Inspired Dance Theatre of Martha Graham
14: Nadine Meisner: Iphigenia, Orpheus and Eurydice in the Human Narrative of Pina Bausch
IV. Ancient Dance and the Modern Mind
15: Daniel Albright: Knowing the Dancer, Knowing the Dance: The Dancer as Décor
16: Sue Jones: Modernism and Dance: Apollonian or Dionysian?
17: Vanda Zajko: Dance, Psychoanalysis and Modernist Aesthetics: Martha Graham's `Night Journey'
18: Arabella Stanger: Striking a Balance: The Apolline and Dionysiac in Post-Classical Choreography
19: Richard Cave: Caryl Churchill and Ian Spink 'allowing the past to speak directly to the present'
V. The Ancient Chorus in Contemporary Performance
20: Yana Zarifi: Staniewski's Secret Alphabet of Gestures: Dance, Body and Metaphysics
21: Struan Leslie: Gesamtkunstwerk: Modern Moves and the Ancient Chorus
22: Suzy Willson & Helen Eastman: Red Ladies : Who are they and what do they want?