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Author Copeland, Roger.

Title Merce Cunningham : the modernizing of modern dance / Roger Copeland
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 2004
New York : Routledge, 2004

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 MELB  792.820973092 Cunnin Cop/Mct  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 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
Summary A complete study of the life and work of this seminal choreographerCunningham and his company remain active, with performances around the worldWill appeal to dance, theater, performance art, and American culture fans
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index
Subject Cunningham, Merce.
Dancers -- United States.
Choreography -- United States.
Choreographers -- United States.
Dancers -- United States -- Biography.
Choreographers -- United States -- Biography.
Modern dance -- United States.
Genre/Form Biographie
Biography.
Biographies.
LC no. 2004541216
ISBN 0203641981
9780415965750
0415965756
0415965748
9780415965743
9780203641989