Schrifttanz: A View Of German Dance In The Weimar Republic
Schrifttanz: A View of German Dance in the Weimar Republic
Schrifttanz was one of the most interesting and important journals of the Expressionist dance movement in Germany in the 1920s and 30s. With the suppression of the movement during the Nazi period and the destruction of much relevant archive material during the subsequent war, Schrifttanz provides a unique opportunity for insight into the ideas and artists of the time. Here are presented, translated into English, selected articles from the journal by authors including Rudolf von Laban, Mary Wigman, Bronislava Nijinska, Oskar Schlemmer, and Valeska Gert. They cover a wide range of topics including notation, education, choreography, and dance in relation to the other arts. An extensive bibliography of the period is included, with details of dance magazines and related journals providing an invaluable source for further research.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German