Dancefilm by Erin Brannagan (Oxford, 2011) on Genevieve Stebbins

A new scholarly book has just been published that features Genevieve Stebbins as an “overlooked pioneer of modern dance.” Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image describes Stebbins’s Delsartism as a “transitional phase in both the understanding of movement and the artistic potential of the body at the beginning of the twentieth century.”   Most of the figures in the early history of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor remain obscure and of little interest to scholars.  But in the case of hatha yoga with last year’s Yoga Body, and in the case of modern dance in Dancefilm, Genevieve Stebbins is emerging from obscurity and being recognized as a pioneer in two different realms.

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