This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts. Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts Examines the assumption that classical music provides the best model for thinking about artistic performance across the performing arts Explores ways in which the ‘classical paradigm’ might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance Applies the thinking on performing arts to the issue of ‘performance art’
Includes profiles of African-American performing artists. Provides brief biographies, subject indexes, further reading suggestions and general index. Part of a 10-volume set--each volume devoted to the contributions of African Americans in a particular cultural field. This text contains profiles of some 190 performing artists from choreographer Alvin Ailey to hip hop producer Dr. Dre (nee Andre Young). Each entry provides a biographical sketch of the artist's career and lists readings and other materials of interest. The contributions of musicians receive comparatively greater coverage than other artistic endeavors.
This Design and Development Guide is an essential book for those who are involved in the initiation, planning, design and building of facilities for the various performing arts, from local to metropolitan locations. It includes the stages in the development, decisions to be taken, information requirements, feasibility and advice necessary in the design and development of a new or adapted building. Part one of this guide provides the background information about the organisation of the performing arts, the prevailing issues, the client and various building types. In the second part, the author deals with the components of design and development, identifying the roles of the client, advisors a...
Find the best reference sources on theatre, dance, and related theatre arts quickly and efficiently with this new resource. Arranged by type of material, the book describes and evaluates the most significant directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, bibliographies, and other works on theatre and dance. Additional chapters discuss core periodicals, electronic discussion lists, useful associations, societies, and important libraries and archives of theatrical and dance materials. Entries are designed to help readers choose appropriate sources for their purposes. Emphasis is on recent English-language works, but the book also includes significant older and foreign works.
Written from over 25 years of experience, this book will provide technical and practical advice on photographing all aspects of the performing arts, including stage, rehearsal, posed and portrait shots. Extensive illustrations, real-life examples and unique personal insights create for the reader a lively, pragmatic view of this specialized and potentially rewarding, branch of photography.
Among 2009's many notable losses in the performing arts are actors Patrick Swayze and Karl Malden, newsman Walter Cronkite, entertainers Soupy Sales and Captain Lou Albano, television icon Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2009 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a recap of their career. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and photographs of many of the individuals are included. Individual books in this annual series are available dating back to 1994. A subscription plan is available for future issues.
Presents a guide for those interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts, with advice and tips on assessing interests and skills, setting goals, planning career actions, searching for a job, networking, and pursuing success in the workplace.