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Merce Cunningham : the modernizing of modern dance

Author: Roger Copeland
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This iconoclastic analysis explores Cunningham's life story against a backdrop of an entire century of developments in American art. Copeland shows how Cunningham moved dance away from the highly  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Merce Cunningham; Merce Cunningham; Merce Cunningham; Merce Cunningham
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Copeland
ISBN: 0415965756 9780415965750 0415965748 9780415965743 9780203641989 0203641981
OCLC Number: 54051440
Description: xii, 304 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. From Graham to Cunningham: an unsentimental education --
2. Portrait of the artist as a Jung man --
3. Beyond the ethos of abstract expressionism --
4. The limitations of instinct --
5. Contemporary Classicism: rediscovering ballet --
6. Primitive mysteries --
7. The sound of perceptual freedom --
8. Cunningham, Cage, and collage --
9. Dancing for the digital age --
10. Rethinking the thinking body: the gaze of upright posture --
11. Modernism, Postmodernism, and Cunningham --
12. Fatal abstraction: Merce Cunningham in the age of identity politics --
13. Dancing in the aftermath of 9/11.
Responsibility: Roger Copeland.
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""Copeland's book about the sixty-year career of Merce Cunningham is also a brilliant sixty-year history of theater, dance, art, music and intellectual movements in America. . . ..""-Sally Sommer, Read more...

 
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