Merce Cunningham: The Modernizing of Modern Dance

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Performing Arts - 304 pages
A complete study of the life and work of this seminal choreographer. Cunningham and his company remain active, with performances around the worldWill appeal to dance, theater, performance art, and American culture fans
 

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The only extant book-length, critical monograph about Cunningham's work, I recommend this to dance enthusiasts interested in a thoughtful orientation of his dances in the context of dance and art ... Read full review

Contents

The Gaze of Upright
205
Modernism Postmodernism and Cunningham
229
Dancing in the Aftermath of 911
263

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Roger Copeland is Professor of Theater and Dance at Oberlin College. He is coeditor of the widely used anthology What is Dance? His essays about dance, theater, and film have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Village Voice, and many other publications including The Encyclopedia of Dance and Ballet.

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