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Anna Halprin : Experience as Dance.

Author: Janice Ross
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2003.
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Anna Halprin pioneered what became known as ''postmodern dance, '' creating work that was key to unlocking the door to experimentation in theater, music, Happenings, and performance art. This first comprehensive biography examines Halprin's fascinating life in the context of American culture--in particular popular culture and the West Coast as a center of artistic experimentation from the Beats through the Hippies.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Ross
ISBN: 9780520932821 052093282X
OCLC Number: 476050120
Description: 1 online resource (497 pages)
Contents: CONTENTS; FOREWORD BY RICHARD SCHECHNER; PREFACE; 1. Why She Danced; 2. The Secret Garden of American Dance; 3. The Bauhaus and the Settlement House; 4. Western Spaces; 5. Instantaneous Experience, Lucy, and Beat Culture; 6. Urban Rituals; 7. From Spectator to Participant; 8. Ceremony of Memory; 9. Illness as Performance; 10. Choreographing Disappearance; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; NOTES; CHRONOLOGY OF PEFORMANCES, VIDEOS, AND FILMS; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.

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Anna Halprin pioneered what became known as ''postmodern dance, '' creating work that was key to unlocking the door to experimentation in theater, music, Happenings, and performance art. This first comprehensive biography examines Halprin's fascinating life in the context of American culture--in particular popular culture and the West Coast as a center of artistic experimentation from the Beats through the Hippies. Janice Ross chronicles Halprin's long, remarkable career, beginning with the dancer's grandparents--who escaped Eastern European pogroms and came to the United States at the turn of.

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