Reinventing Dance in the 1960s

Reinventing Dance in the 1960s

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The 1960s was a pivotal decade in dance, an era of intense experimentation and rich invention. In this volume an impressive range of dance critics and scholars examine the pioneering choreographers and companies of the era, such as Anna Halprina€™s West Coast experiments, the innovative Judson Dance Theater, avant-garde dance subcultures in New York, the work of Meredith Monk and Kenneth King, and parallel movements in Britain. The contributors include Janice Ross, Leslie Satin, NoAll Carroll, Gus Solomons jr., Deborah Jowitt, Stephanie Jordan, Joan Acocella, and Sally Banes.As Sidra Stich points out, aquot;[Oldenburga#39;s] imagery goes beyond the sensually appetizing to the sexually provocative. ... They seemed to make not only themselves but also the human body they so uncannily resembled grotesquely alien, ... In fact, at first glance they are so lifelike that they barely seem to be representations at all a€” except that the figures are a ghostly white. ... The people are, as well, made of the most mundane materials a€” chicken wire and plaster a€” and cast from life.

Title:Reinventing Dance in the 1960s
Author:Sally Banes, Mikhail Baryshnikov
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2003


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