The Resource The knowing body : the artist as storyteller in contemporary performance, Louise Steinman

The knowing body : the artist as storyteller in contemporary performance, Louise Steinman

Label
The knowing body : the artist as storyteller in contemporary performance
Title
The knowing body
Title remainder
the artist as storyteller in contemporary performance
Statement of responsibility
Louise Steinman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This hands-on guidebook to creating and understanding performance pieces offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process involved in transforming personal stories to theater. A choreographer herself, Louise Steinman interviews some of the most interesting post-Judson performers of the last decade - Trisha Brown, Ping Chong, Meredith Monk, Whoopi Goldberg, Spaulding Gray, and a host of others. She weaves descriptions of her own path as a writer and performer into a thesis which demonstrates how one can work towards developing an authentic voice. Healing ourselves and the world is possible through art, Steinman says, but we must honor our personal and cultural histories. Steinman describes how these performers use very wide-ranging tools: drumming, shamanic trance dance, ventriloquism, the creation of archetypes to build a character
  • They use their body's "native language," make use of dreams, memory, and improvisation, and build small stories into larger collective tales, offering warmth and connection. As she says in a new Preface, "stories can be both healing and a radical act."
Dewey number
700/.973/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX504
LC item number
.S74 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The knowing body : the artist as storyteller in contemporary performance, Louise Steinman
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : Shambhala, 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-157) and index
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Control code
000011796256
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
161 p.
Isbn
9781556432026
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
95031018
Other physical details
ill.
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.b17238171
System control number
  • rmr7384552
  • (OCoLC)32819349

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