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Cohen, Selma Jeanne 1920-2005

Overview
Works: 312 works in 627 publications in 5 languages and 10,086 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Sources  Biography  Dictionaries  Autobiographies  Interviews  Television interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Other, Dedicator, Speaker, Compiler
Classifications: GV1787, 792.803
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Selma Jeanne Cohen
The modern dance : seven statements of belief by Selma Jeanne Cohen( )

40 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation CONTRIBUTORS: Jose Limon, Anna Sokolow, Erick Hawkins, Donald McKayle, Alwin Nikolas, Pauline Koner, Paul Taylor
Next week, Swan Lake : reflections on dance and dances by Selma Jeanne Cohen( )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of grace, virtuosity, and meaning in dance and their identity in Swan Lake
International encyclopedia of dance : a project of Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc. by Dance Perspectives Foundation( Book )

131 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exciting and fascinating, this reference work succeeds in its goal of bringing "joy as well as enlightenment" about all forms of dance in all countries of the world. An extremely useful synoptic outline of contents" with nine sections (including "Ritual and Religion" and "Popular Entertainment") enables the user to explore dance in its cultural and social aspects, while topical essays complement the 2,000-plus entries. Heavily illustrated with black-and-white photographs, the encyclopedia captures the fluid movement of dance; with its depth and scope, this outstanding work has carved a well-deserved niche".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Dance as a theatre art : source readings in dance history from 1581 to the present by Selma Jeanne Cohen( Book )

38 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance As A Theatre Art provides an over-all view of the history of theatrical dance in Europe and America during the last four centuries. Source readings, consisting of theoretical essays, librottos, and excerpts from technical manuals, combine with Dr. Cohen's introductions and headnotes to cover every major trend and personality of the period
Doris Humphrey: an artist first. An autobiography by Doris Humphrey( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doris Humphrey (1895-1958) was one of the great figures in the development of modern dance - as a performer, teacher, choreographer, and theoretician. This account of her life and work not only tells the passionate story of an extraordinary woman, but is rich in dance history. It is based on Humphrey's own writings: statements prepared for dance journals, correspondence with family and friends, and the autobiography she did not live to complete. The personal account of her growing years, her decade of association with Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, and her collaborations with Charles Weidman and Jose Limon are included. Here too is the truth of Doris Humphrey's private life: her relations with parents and associates; the tensions of marriage to a man who, as a ship's officer, was often far away; her efforts to be at once a good mother and a dedicated performing artist."--BOOK JACKET
Famed for dance: essays on the theory and practice of theatrical dancing in England, 1660-1740 by Ifan Kyrle Fletcher( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sampler of women's studies by Dorothy Gies McGuigan( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers reflects varied aspects of the female condition. Each documents a perspective on that condition: "Woman as Artistic Innovator" comments on female choreographers; "City Women and Religious Change in Sixteenth-Century France" explores the impact of the Reformation on one particular group of women; "Women and the Jural Domain" outlines the traditional realms of female activity and suggests a reason for continued inactivity in the jural domain even today; "Women: The New Political Class" traces the politicizing of American Women in the 1960's; "Classical Mythology and the Role of Women in Modern Literature" explores the alternative roles available to women as they were depicted in mythology and as they persist today; "Feminist History in Perspective: Sociological Contributions to Biographic Analysis" discusses biases in the biographical treatment of feminists and proposes a new approach to biographical analysis; and "Educating Women for Leadership: a Program for the Future" urges a reform in higher education that would improve the self-concept of women and train them to be competent leaders in society. The collection concludes with biographies of the authors and an index. (Jh)
Dance on( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode of Dance On, Billie Mahoney interviews writer and dance historian Selma Jeanne Cohen
The American Ballet Theatre: 1940-1960 by Selma Jeanne Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composer/choreographer by A. J Pischl( Book )

3 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's none like Nancy Dawson! Containing the Authentic memoirs of the celebrated Miss Nancy D-ws-n by Selma Jeanne Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet and modern dance by Susan Au( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether as performers or as spectators, more people enjoy dance today than ever before. Its extraordinary range extends from classical ballet and baroque court spectacles to avant-garde modern dance, tap, and ethnic dancing. Anyone with an interest in dance has felt the need for a guide to the art's rich history and complex present state. Susan Au's lucid text covers the entire spectrum of dance, vividly describing the great performers and performances of the past as well as exploring in detail the dance world of today. A generous selection of illustrations completes the picture, taking the reader from the palaces of the Medici to the lofts of Manhattan, from the dancing of Louis XIV to the experimental choreography of Twyla Tharp and Pina Bausch. A completely new final chapter documents the work of the chief dancers and choreographers from the 1980s to the present, covering offshoots of modern dance such as Tanztheater and Butoh, and recent developments such as performance art and site-specific choreography. The author discusses the upsurge in the popularity of dances of the past, among them ballroom dancing and the Argentine tango, and notes the revival of tap dancing as well as the successful adaptation of Irish stepdancing to the theater. In addition, she records the uses dance and dancers have made of recent technological advances, including cinedance and videodance, CD-ROMs, and the Internet."--Publisher's description
International Encyclopedia of Dance by Dance Perspectives Staff( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nächste Woche, Schwanensee : über d. Tanz u.d. Tanzen by Selma Jeanne Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of modern ballet. General editors: Francis Gadan and Robert Maillard by Francis Gadan-Pamard( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Modern Dance : Seven Statements of Belief by Selma Jeanne Cohen( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven Statements of Belief: Jos? Lim?n, Anna Sokolow, Erick Hawkins, Donald McKayle, Alwin Nikolais, Pauline Koner, Paul Taylor
The poetic theory of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Selma Jeanne Cohen( Book )

6 editions published between 1946 and 1947 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stravinsky and the dance : a survey of ballet productions, 1910-1962, in honor of the eightieth birthday of Igor Stravinsky by Igor Stravinsky( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In honour of the eightieth birthday of Igor Stravinsky
Ples kao kazališna umjetnost : čitanka za povijest plesa od 1581. do danas by Selma Jeanne Cohen( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in Croatian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins in relation to his religious thought by Selma Jeanne Cohen( )

4 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The modern dance : seven statements of belief
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Next week, Swan Lake : reflections on dance and dancesInternational encyclopedia of dance : a project of Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc.Dance as a theatre art : source readings in dance history from 1581 to the presentDoris Humphrey: an artist first. An autobiographyBallet and modern danceInternational Encyclopedia of Dance
Alternative Names
Cohen, Selma J.

Cohen, Selma Jeanne, 1920-

Selma Jeanne Cohen American historian

Selma Jeanne Cohen Amerikaans historica (1920-2005)

Selma Jeanne Cohen amerikansk historikar

Selma Jeanne Cohen amerikansk historiker

Selma Jeanne Cohen historiadora estadounidense

Selma Jeanne Cohen historiadora estatunidenca

Selma Jeanne Cohen US-amerikanische Tanzhistorikerin

כהן, סלמה ג'ין 1920-2005

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