Dance We Must: The Art and Costumes of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, 1906-1940 Ruth St Denis

Dance We Must: The Art and Costumes of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, 1906-1940

Author: Ruth St Denis
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Book Title
Dance We Must: The Art and Costumes of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, 1906-1940
Author
Ruth St Denis
ISBN
9781646570270
On America's first modern dance company and its many collaborators, with reproductions of costumes, sets, ephemera and moreRuth St Denis (1879-1968) and Ted Shawn (1891-1972) pioneered modern dance in the US with their company Denishawn, founded in 1914. Incorporating elements from ancient, non-Western and Native American sources, Denishawn became the first important American dance company. A generation of dancers and choreographers, including Martha Graham, trained and performed with the company, and many artists, including Auguste Rodin, John Singer Sargent, Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell, collaborated with them.This catalog reproduces artwork, sets, ephemera and especially costumes, many of which have not been seen since the 1930s. Some of the materials and costumes, as well as the choreography, borrow from East and South Asian and Native American cultures, and the publication interrogates the legacy of cultural appropriation in dance. The materials also demonstrate St. Denis and Shawn's stylistic and personal connections to American and European modernists, broadening an understanding of American dance in early modernism.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Ruth St DenisPublisher: Williams College Museum of ArtPublished: 12/27/2022ISBN: 9781646570270Pages: 128Weight: 1.95lbsSize: 10.90h x 8.40w x 0.70d

On America's first modern dance company and its many collaborators, with reproductions of costumes, sets, ephemera and more

Ruth St Denis (1879-1968) and Ted Shawn (1891-1972) pioneered modern dance in the US with their company Denishawn, founded in 1914. Incorporating elements from ancient, non-Western and Native American sources, Denishawn became the first important American dance company. A generation of dancers and choreographers, including Martha Graham, trained and performed with the company, and many artists, including Auguste Rodin, John Singer Sargent, Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell, collaborated with them.
This catalog reproduces artwork, sets, ephemera and especially costumes, many of which have not been seen since the 1930s. Some of the materials and costumes, as well as the choreography, borrow from East and South Asian and Native American cultures, and the publication interrogates the legacy of cultural appropriation in dance. The materials also demonstrate St. Denis and Shawn's stylistic and personal connections to American and European modernists, broadening an understanding of American dance in early modernism.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Ruth St Denis
Publisher: Williams College Museum of Art
Published: 12/27/2022
ISBN: 9781646570270
Pages: 128
Weight: 1.95lbs
Size: 10.90h x 8.40w x 0.70d

On America's first modern dance company and its many collaborators, with reproductions of costumes, sets, ephemera and more

Ruth St Denis (1879-1968) and Ted Shawn (1891-1972) pioneered modern dance in the US with their company Denishawn, founded in 1914. Incorporating elements from ancient, non-Western and Native American sources, Denishawn became the first important American dance company. A generation of dancers and choreographers, including Martha Graham, trained and performed with the company, and many artists, including Auguste Rodin, John Singer Sargent, Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell, collaborated with them.
This catalog reproduces artwork, sets, ephemera and especially costumes, many of which have not been seen since the 1930s. Some of the materials and costumes, as well as the choreography, borrow from East and South Asian and Native American cultures, and the publication interrogates the legacy of cultural appropriation in dance. The materials also demonstrate St. Denis and Shawn's stylistic and personal connections to American and European modernists, broadening an understanding of American dance in early modernism.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Ruth St Denis
Publisher: Williams College Museum of Art
Published: 12/27/2022
ISBN: 9781646570270
Pages: 128
Weight: 1.95lbs
Size: 10.90h x 8.40w x 0.70d