Sally Banes's Democracy's Body: Judson Dance Theatre, 1962–1964 PDF

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By Sally Banes

Democracy's physique offers a full of life, distinctive account of the beginnings of the Judson Dance Theater--a renowned middle of dance experimentation in New York's Greenwich Village--and its position within the greater background of the avant-garde artwork scene of the Nineteen Sixties. JDT began while Robert Dunn, a scholar of John Cage, provided a dance composition classification in Merce Cunningham's studio. The performers--many of whom incorporated probably the most admired figures within the arts within the early sisties--found a welcome functionality domestic within the Judson Memorial Church within the Village. Sally Banes's account attracts on interviews, letters, diaries, motion pictures, and reconstructions of dances to color a portrait of the wealthy tradition of Judson, which was once the seedbed for postmodern dance and the 1st avant-garde circulate in dance theater because the sleek dance of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties. initially released in 1983, this variation brings again into print a very hot paintings of dance history.

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