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The Dance Theatre of Kurt Jooss Suzanne Walther

The Dance Theatre of Kurt Jooss

Suzanne Walther

Published December 23rd 1997
ISBN : 9780203985991
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116 pages
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Jooss co-founded the Folkwang School in Essen and worked closely with Sigurd Leeder in both Essen and during his exile in England. His contribution to Labanotation was immense, and his teaching technique is still used today. He anticipated theMoreJooss co-founded the Folkwang School in Essen and worked closely with Sigurd Leeder in both Essen and during his exile in England. His contribution to Labanotation was immense, and his teaching technique is still used today. He anticipated the present trend of fusing modern dance with elements of ballet and practiced this with great success. The influence of his inventions, theories and teaching is still evident today in contemporary German tanztheatre and in works of many leading choreographers.This important volume provides a comprehensive examination of Jooss and his work, and will be essential reading for all dance students, teachers and professionals.Kurt Jooss was a major contributor to German dance and the Weimar cultural period. As a movement producer, ballet master, choreographer and pedagogue, he was strongly influenced by Rudolf von Laban. Jooss invented an aesthetic focusing on economy, restraint and the essentially significant. His character depictions are unrivalled, with his p