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Albright, Ann Cooper

Overview
Works: 38 works in 91 publications in 3 languages and 5,053 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Moderator
Classifications: GV1601, 792.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ann Cooper Albright
 
Most widely held works by Ann Cooper Albright
Moving history / dancing cultures : a dance history reader( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays surveys the history of dance in an innovative and wide-ranging fashion."--Cover
Choreographing difference : the body and identity in contemporary dance by Ann Cooper Albright( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The choreographies of Bill T. Jones, Cleveland Ballet Dancing Wheels, Zab Maboungou, David Dorfman, Marie Chouinard, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and others, have helped establish dance as a crucial discourse of the 90s. These dancers, Ann Cooper Albright argues, are asking the audience to see the body as a source of cultural identity - a physical presence that moves with and through its gendered, racial, and social meanings. Though her articulate and nuanced analysis of contemporary choreography, Albright shows how the dancing body shifts conventions of representation and provides a critical example of the dialectical relationship between cultures and the bodies that inhabited them. As a dancer, feminist, and philosopher, Albright turns to the material experience of bodies, not just the body as a figure or metaphor, to understand how cutural representation becomes embedded in the body. In arguing for the intelligence of bodies, Choreographing Difference is itself a testimonial, giving voice to some important political, moral, and artistic questions of our time."--Jacket
Taken by surprise : a dance improvisation reader( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces of light : absence and presence in the work of Loïe Fuller by Ann Cooper Albright( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging bodies : the politics and poetics of corporeality by Ann Cooper Albright( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Albright, dancing is a physical inquiry, a way of experiencing and participating in the world, and her writing reflects an interdisciplinary approach to seeing and thinking about dance. In her angagement both as a dancer and a scholar, Albright draws on her kinesthetic sensibilities as well as her intellectual knowledge to articulate how movement creates meaning"--Publisher's description
Modern gestures : Abraham Walkowitz draws Isadora Duncan dancing by Ann Cooper Albright( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her introductory essay, author Ann Cooper Albright weaves literary theory, art criticism, and dance history into a fluid narrative to explore how Walkowitz's drawings realize Duncan's dancing on paper
Mining the dancefield : feminist theory and contemporary dance by Ann Cooper Albright( )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last ten to twenty years, feminist criticism has slowly but surely affected the way we think about our culture. Feminist criticism can be broadly defined as a way of looking at what a book, film, play, dance--even a culture--says about women and how it says what it says. Feminist literary and film critics have led this growing field into a variety of theoretical and practical investigations which examine the complex relationships between language, images, sexuality, subjectivity and cultural definitions of gender. Many of the most exciting of these studies focus on the representation of women's bodies in art, film, and literature. However, even though the very physical nature of the medium raises a whole host of compelling issues concerning the natural and cultural constructions of the female body, few feminist scholars have extended their examinations to the field of dance. As a representation of bodily attitudes, movement preferences, aesthetic values and social hierarchies within a display of live bodies, dance is a powerful example of how an art form both constructs and is constructed by cultural definitions of gender. Because it is in the dance field that women must constantly grapple with representations of the female body, feminist theory can be a particularly important strategy for looking at dance. Not only can its methods tell us more about the cultural assumptions and preconceptions running through various forms of dance, but this kind of critical approach can serve to demonstrate how connected dance is to the culture at large
Encounters with contact : dancing contact improvisation in college( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters with contact : dance contact improvisation in college by Ann Cooper Albright( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken by surprise( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The knowing body: book review by Ann Cooper Albright( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pooh Kaye and Eccentric Motions at Dance Theatre Workshop : New York City, October 1984 by Ann Cooper Albright( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Languaging dances/dance languages( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part of The Studies Project, an ongoing series of discussions, performances, and other presentations. The program is preceded by views of Moving words, an art installation created as part of a workshop taught by Ann Cooper Albright. The program opens with performances by the panelists. In the discussion, which begins at ca. 36 min. into the tape, they talk about the process of using language and movement: the interaction of mind and body; different sources and forms of text (e.g., sounds, songs, poetry, journal entries, dialogue); their purposes in using language; the use of improvisation in both language and dance; the interaction of text and movement during the creative process; whether the use of language shifts dance into a different artistic category; and other topics
Channeling the other : embodiment and history across cultures by Ann Cooper Albright( )

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

Roundtable interview : Post-modernism and feminism in dance( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The mesh in the mess by Ann Cooper Albright( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Johanna Boyce by Ann Cooper Albright( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On improvisation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presented as part of The Studies Project, an ongoing series, in conjunction with the first annual New York Improvisation Festival (later called Improvisation Festival/New York). The program opens with an improvisation session (ca. 52 min.), followed by a panel discussion (ca. 86 min.), a solo improvisation by Danny [Lepkoff], and views of an exhibition of his photographs. The panel attempts to identify and explore specific questions and issues within the broad field of dance improvisation. Each panelist discusses his/her approach to improvisation: why they engage in it, what they get out of it, ways of using it (e.g., as an adjunct to teaching technique, as a choreographic tool, in performance). Topics include: the audience's role in improvisation; perceiving form, whether abstract or realistic, in improvisation; dealing with physical contact and the emotional interactions that may arise during the improvisation process; the development of a special mode of thinking as a result of improvisation training; differences and similarities between improvisation and dance in general; presenting improvisation as performance, and dealing with different audience expectations; improvisation as a process comparable to that in music, particularly jazz; expanding the audience for improvisation
Reports : Dancing in and out of Africa, Festival International de Nouvelle Danse by Ann Cooper Albright( )

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

 
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Moving history / dancing cultures : a dance history reader
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Albright, Ann C.

Cooper Albright, Ann

Cooper Albright, Ann 1959-

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Choreographing difference : the body and identity in contemporary danceTaken by surprise : a dance improvisation readerTraces of light : absence and presence in the work of Loïe FullerModern gestures : Abraham Walkowitz draws Isadora Duncan dancingTaken by surprise