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Acocella, Joan Ross

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Before, between, and beyond : three decades of dance writing by Sally Banes( )

24 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally Banes has been a preeminent critic and scholar of American contemporary dance, and Before, Between, Beyond spans more than thirty years of her prolific work. Beginning with her first published review and including previously unpublished papers, this collection presents some of her finest works on dance and other artistic forms. It concludes with her most recent research on George Balanchine's dancing elephants. In each piece, Banes's detailed eye and sensual prose strike a rare balance between description, context, and opinion, delineating the American artistic scene with remarkable grace. With contextualizing essays by dance scholars Andrea Harris, Joan Acocella, and Lynn Garafola, this is a compelling, insightful indispensable summation of Banes's critical career. -- Publisher description
Willa Cather and the politics of criticism by Joan Ross Acocella( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joan Acocella examines the politics of Willa Cather criticism: how Cather's work has been seized upon and often distorted by critics on both the left and the right. This book makes a significant contribution to Cather studies and at the same time points out the follies of political criticism in the study of all literature."--Jacket
Mission to Siam : the memoirs of Jessie MacKinnon Hartzell by Jessie MacKinnon Hartzell( )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jessie MacKinnon Hartzell arrived in Northern Thailand in 1912, the young wife of a recently ordained Presbyterian missionary. Thousands of miles lay between her and her grandparents' farm in Nova Scotia, where she had been born and raised. But over the next sixteen years, Thailand became her beloved new home. She was awed by its physical beauty - the great rivers, the orchid-studded hills - and became devoted to its people. Beginning as a nurse, she eventually directed a small hospital. There she discovered her talent for organization and hard work. She also found, to her grief, that her work separated her from her children." "Mission to Siam casts unexpected light on colonialism, the Asia missions, and the convulsive changes that a newly united Thailand underwent in the early twentieth century. It is a significant contribution to the handful of published works that describe firsthand the experience of women missionaries. This is a heartfelt account by a strong, intelligent woman caught between what she owed her family and what she felt she owed herself: a calling, a career, an adventure."--Jacket
Abnormal psychology : current perspectives by Richard R Bootzin( Book )

38 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-eight artists and two saints : essays by Joan Ross Acocella( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-one essays on sime of the most influential artists of our time and two saints of all time-- Lucia Joyce, writer's block, Italo Svevo, Stefan Zweig, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Yourcenar, Primo Levi, Joseph Roth, Andrea de Jorio, Mary Magdalene, Vaslav Nijinsky, Lincoln Kirstein, Frederick Ashton, Jerome Robbins, Suzanne Farrell, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Martha Graham, Bob Fosse, Twyla Tharp, H.L. Mencken, Dorothy Parker, M.F.K. Fisher, Saul Bellow, Sybille Bedford, Louise Bourgeois, Penelope Fitzgerald, Susan Sontag, Philip Roth, Frank O'Hara, Hilary Mantel, Joan of Arc
Mark Morris by Joan Ross Acocella( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Morris is the most exciting and important choreographer to have emerged in the last two decades. Still only in his mid-thirties, Morris has already produced more than eighty dance works, and their originality, brashness, and beauty have made him one of the signature American artists of our time
Creating hysteria : women and multiple personality disorder by Joan Ross Acocella( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Creating Hysteria, Joan Acocella tells how, over the past three decades, thousands of women seeking help for various psychological problems were told that they had multiple personality disorder and were sucked into this nightmarish therapy. In session after session, under their therapists' prompting, they produced "memories"--And screaming reenactments - of childhood victimization. Asked to search within themselves for hidden personalities, they came up with entire squadrons: children, harlots, angels, devils." "This book describes how a group of reckless therapists used hypnosis, drugs, and sheer persuasion to mold their patients' symptoms into multiple personality disorder." "Creating Hysteria analyzes the forces that fed into the MPD epidemic: media sensationalism, Christian fundamentalism, the culture wars, and feminism. (Though ruinous to women, this diagnosis was endorsed by many feminists.) Money was another factor. MPD, the experts said, took years to cure. An MPD diagnosis was one way of getting around the new restrictions placed on psychotherapy by managed care." "Eventually, victims of this cruel hoax discovered what had happened to them and began suing their therapists. As a result, the MPD empire is now crumbling. Acocella describes the damage this bizarre craze did to the profession of psychotherapy, to the child-protection movement, and to women's rights."--Jacket
The diary of Vaslav Nijinsky by Vaslaw Nijinsky( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the Russian ballet dancer's descent into psychosis over six weeks in the winter of 1917-1918
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham, a colossus of 20th-century choreography, is perhaps most famous for his sheer fecundity--inventing steps, choreographing 200+ dances, and over 800 "Events" (site-specific works). At the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years, he abandoned conventional elements of dance structure, most controversially, the relationship of dance and music influenced by his collaboration with composer John Cage. Endlessly inventive and inquisitive, Cunningham collaborated with a wide range of composers, designers, and artists, incorporating video into pieces, and employing computerized choreography in his later years to instruct members of his company. Unlike most choreographers, movement itself was his principal subject matter--neither narrative nor musical form determines the dance structure. Cunningham leaves a vast legacy, but he expressed his view of his art saying, "Dancing is the art of the present tense." Cunningham himself, along with his dancers, collaborators, and observers, traces the course of his long career and that of his dance company. Topics include: his special qualities as a dancer; his performances as a member of Martha Graham's company; his choreographic approach and sources of inspiration; his longtime association and collaboration with composer John Cage; his residency at Black Mountain College; the development of his use of chance procedures; the early years of his company; his preference for avant-garde music, and his collaborations with various composers; and his use of technological innovations such as the computer program Life forms
Psychology of adjustment and human relationships by James F Calhoun( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining the principles of scientific psychology with applications, this text helps your students examine their ways of thinking and behaving. It allows a student to analyze the interaction within self, others, and work. Each section of the test introduces students to the psychological concepts governing behavior, drawing from clinical, social, experimental, developmental, applied, and ecological psychology from empirical foundations. And each section then offers self-change techniques which enable them to apply this information to their own lives. -- from (Sep. 29, 2011)
André Levinson on dance : writings from Paris in the twenties by André Levinson( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission to Siam : the Memoirs of Jessie MacKinnon Hartzell by Joan Ross Acocella( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of enchantment : Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, 1909-1929( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baryshnikov in black and white by Mikhail Baryshnikov( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only collection of photographs documenting the last three decades of Mikhail Baryshnikov's brilliant career. Universally acknowledged as the most celebrated artist in the dance world (Time magazine proclaimed him 'the greatest living dancer') Mikhail Baryshnikov's defection from the Soviet Union in 1974, at the age of twenty-six, breathed new artistic freedom into an already astonishing career. Working with American Ballet Theatre (where he was Artistic Director for ten years), the New York City Ballet (with George Ballanchine), and finally forming his own company in 1990 with Mark Morris, White Oak Dance Project, Baryshnikov has, over these past decades, changed the face of dance. Baryshnikov in Black and White presents, in over 175 photographs, the remarkable breadth of his achievement between the years 1974 and 2000. From his legendary roles in the classic ballets Giselle and Don Quixote, to his work with some of the world's greatest contemporary choreographers, Baryshnikov is shown here in both rehearsal and performance. Captured by the leading dance photographers, his vitality and genius are evident on every page. With an inspired and richly detailed essay by the New Yorker dance critic (and Baryshnikov biographer) Joan Acocella, a complete chronology of his roles, and extensive annotated captions, Baryshnikov in Black and White is the definitive book on his remarkable career in the West
Dancers by Philip Trager( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Morris's L'allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato : a celebration by Jeffrey Escoffier( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A place for the arts : the MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Tells the in-depth story of The MacDowell Colony, American's premier artists' residency program, which has nurtured some of the nation's most influential talents in the creative arts, from Edwin Arlington Robinson and Thornton Wilder to Leonard Bernstein, Milton Avery, and Alice Walker."--book sleeve
A Spectrum of world dance : tradition, transition, and innovation : selected papers from the 1982 and 1983 CORD Conferences( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suzanne Farrell coaches dancers in the principal roles from Stravinsky's Monumentum pro Gesualdo and Movements for piano and orchestra, with choreography by Balanchine
Physical anthropology and archeology by Clifford J Jolly( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Before, between, and beyond : three decades of dance writing
Willa Cather and the politics of criticismMission to Siam : the memoirs of Jessie MacKinnon HartzellAbnormal psychology : current perspectivesTwenty-eight artists and two saints : essaysMark MorrisCreating hysteria : women and multiple personality disorderThe diary of Vaslav NijinskyAndré Levinson on dance : writings from Paris in the twenties
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Acocella, .. 1945-

Acocella, J. R. 1945-

Acocella, J. R. (Joan Ross), 1945-

Acocella, Joan.

Acocella, Joan 1945-

Acocella, Joan (Joan Ross)

Acocella, Joan R.

Acocella, Joan Ross

Joan Acocella Amerikaans journaliste (1945-)

Joan Acocella Author, journalist for The New Yorker

Ross Acocella, Joan 1945-

Ross, Joan, 1945-

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