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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Danielle Goldman Abstract During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Carolee Schneemann primarily identified as a painter. But she was a keen and cutting observer of dance. This article considers Schneemann's audacious performance work for the Judson Dance Theater and reflects on its ongoing importance...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 2. Debbie Reynolds performs an approximation of a Hawaiian hula dance as O'Connor and Kelly (from left to right) look on, part of the eruption of a multiracial genealogy of jazz dance in the “Good Morning” number. Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, US, 1952) Figure More
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1. Carolee Schneemann, Chromelodeon (1963). Kinetic theater, Judson Dance Theater, New York. Photograph by Al Giese. Courtesy of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation; P•P•O•W, New York; Galerie Lelong, New York; and Hales Gallery, London. © 2021 Carolee Schneemann Foundation / Artists More
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 2. Carolee Schneemann, Chromelodeon (1963). Kinetic theater, Judson Dance Theater, New York. Photograph by Al Giese. Courtesy of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation; P•P•O•W, New York; Galerie Lelong, New York; and Hales Gallery, London. © 2021 Carolee Schneemann Foundation / Artists More
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Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 2. Joséphine and Noé dance ambivalently in 35 Shots of Rum ( 35 Rhums , dir. Claire Denis, France/Germany, 2009). Figure 2. Joséphine and Noé dance ambivalently in 35 Shots of Rum (35 Rhums, dir. Claire Denis, France/Germany, 2009). More
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Aesthetic, Dancing Color, and a Doll Who Kills the Devil Iveta Jusová and Dan Reyes The 1969 avant-­garde Czech New Wave filmThe Fruit of Paradise (Ovoce stromu˚ rajských jíme, dir. Veˇra Chytilová, Czechoslovakia) has frequently left even admiring audiences at a loss for words. Styl...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 112–119.
Published: 01 December 1980
...Janet Bergstrom © 1980 by Camera Obscura 1980 7he Dancing Soul of the Walking People The Dancing Soul Ofthe Walking People (Paula Gladstone) Janet Bergstrorn This is both an abstract film, out of the minimal, hard-edge tradition, and figurative, a kind of documentary...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 2. Carolee Schneemann, Controlled Burning: For Yvonne Rainer's Ordinary Dance (1962). Wooden box, glass shards, mirrors, oil paint, burnt. Courtesy of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation; P•P•O•W, New York; Galerie Lelong, New York; and Hales Gallery, London. © 2021 Carolee Schneemann More
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Published: 01 December 2021
Figure 1. Barbara Hammer joyfully dancing on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” in her autobiographical documentary Tender Fictions (US, 1995). Figure 1. Barbara Hammer joyfully dancing on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” in her autobiographical documentary Tender Fictions (US, 1995). More
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 129–159.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Usha Iyer Though popular Hindi cinema is frequently identified by its song-and-dance sequences, little has been written specifically about film dance. This article analyzes film dance and female stardom in Hindi films of the late 1980s and 1990s through an examination of the star text of Madhuri...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Figure 2. Debbie Reynolds performs an approximation of a Hawaiian hula dance as O'Connor and Kelly (from left to right) look on, part of the eruption of a multiracial genealogy of jazz dance in the “Good Morning” number. Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, US, 1952) Figure...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Wen], Hong Kong, 1957), which introduced to Chinese-language cinema the figure of the carefree singing and dancing teenager. The figure she cuts in the film, and in many other of her vehicles, is sunny to the point of relentlessness and wholesome and upright to the point of unbelievability...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Figure 2. Carolee Schneemann, Controlled Burning: For Yvonne Rainer's Ordinary Dance (1962). Wooden box, glass shards, mirrors, oil paint, burnt. Courtesy of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation; P•P•O•W, New York; Galerie Lelong, New York; and Hales Gallery, London. © 2021 Carolee Schneemann...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... modernity. The essay concludes with a consideration of how the film seems to screen such fantasies of racial modernity with its scenes of dancing, fashionable Asian Americans. But, the author asks, why does the exuberance generated by these set pieces feel so uncanny? How do these screen fantasies of racial...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 35–79.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of “cover” and “lack” that traverse and structure diverse fields of inquiry from psychoanalysis to architectural theory to dance history to film criticism, this paper argues that there is a profound nostalgia, rather than refutation, between the clean nudity of modern objects and the ornate nakedness of so...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... a series of dance and sexual performances as well as personal interviews with the director that often evolve into sexual encounters. Drawing on the formal structures identified with French New Wave filmmakers such as François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Rouch, and Edgar Morin and with the classical...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... (2007–11) and Kate Plus 8 (2011) and contestant on ABC's Dancing with the Stars (2005–); Kris Jenner, matriarch “momager” of the Kardashian family and star of E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–); and Farrah Abraham, star of MTV's 16 and Pregnant (2009–) and Teen Mom (2009–12) and participant...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Zoë Druick In her digital video work Mass Ornament (2009), the Testament series (2009), and Now He's Out in Public and Everyone Can See (2012), US artist Natalie Bookchin gathers clips from video blogs in which people perform dances and discuss personal and political issues, from sexuality...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
... female performer and, in some cases, a pop music sound track; these films include COSMIC RAY (1961), VIVIAN (1964), EASTER MORNING RAGA (1966), and THE WHITE ROSE (1967). This essay examines a work by Conner that combines all of these elements, 1966's BREAKAWAY, an experimental dance film he made...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 115–147.
Published: 01 May 2022
... in a female dance act. slawomir.maslon@us.edu.pl Copyright © 2022 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 2022 capital enjoyment commodity melodrama phantasmagoria utopia Figure 1. The panoptic point of view. La notte (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy/France, 1961...
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