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On stage alone: soloists and the modern dance canon

On stage alone: soloists and the modern dance canon

Gitelman, Claudia; Palfy, Barbara

Book. English.
Published Gainsville, FL: University press of Florida, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Claudia Gitelman and Barbara Palfy
ISBN: 0813060346, 9780813060347
Physical Description: viii, 213p.
Subject: Modern dance; Dance

Author note

Claudia Gitelman (1936-2012) was associate professor emerita of dance at Rutgers University. Gitelman danced internationally, on Broadway, and as an original member of Nikolais Dance Theatre.

Barbara Palfy was founding editor of Studies in Dance History and is an associate editor of other important dance journals.


"The breadth and depth of the editors’ experiences is evident. . . . The common thread is the premise that solo dance artists can and have shaped cultural attitudes. . . . the collection addresses substantive questions and illuminates the ongoing significance of solo dance as an aspect of modern dance history."" - Choice

""On Stage Alone is broad in its scope…a welcome addition to dance literature."" - Michelle Potter on Dancing

""Diverse in both the artists considered and research approaches utilized, this thoughtful and engaging collection of essays enriches the growing body of dance scholarship by introducing us to the works of an array of daring and creative solo dance artists."" - Linda Caruso Haviland, Bryn Mawr College

""Providing a broad examination of the solo that spans the twentieth century, the expertly curated essays in this volume bring to light specific soloists’ work while also reflecting larger trends in concert dance and interrogating issues of aesthetics, performativity, gender, race, and nation. It is a welcome addition to the field."" - Hannah Kosstrin, Reed College