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Modern bodies : dance and American modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey

Author: Julia L Foulkes
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.
Series: Cultural studies of the United States.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text exposes the social dynamics that shaped American modernism and moved dance to the edges of society. Through their art, modern dancers challenged conventional roles and images of gender,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foulkes, Julia L.
Modern bodies.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606904414
Named Person: Alvin Ailey; Martha Graham
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia L Foulkes
ISBN: 0807826987 9780807826980 0807853674 9780807853672
OCLC Number: 48773816
Description: xii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Manifesto --
Pioneer women --
Primitive moderns --
Men must dance --
Organizing dance --
Dancing America --
Dance in war --
Coda: The revelations of Alvin Ailey.
Series Title: Cultural studies of the United States.
Responsibility: Julia L. Foulkes.
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