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Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-Modern Dance
by Sally Banes
Drawing on the postmodern perspective and concerns that informed her groundbreaking Terpischore in Sneakers, Sally Bane s Writing Dancing documents the background and development of avant-garde and popular dance, analyzing individual artists, performances, and entire dance movements. With a sure grasp of shifting cultural dynamics, Banes shows how postmodern dance is integ ...more
ebook, 311 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Wesleyan
(first published 1980)
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Aug 19, 2007 Ashleigh rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in post modern art, dance, and culture
Terpsichore offers wonderful insight into the dance world following the advent of modern dance and its exhaustive exploration. When Terpsichore was published (in the late 70s with an added introduction brieftly discussing dance in the 80s), it offered welcome review and insight into the previous two decades of innovative performance art. Since the advant of "avant garde" post modern dance has enjoyed many healthy years of existance since then, many of the innovations seem understandably out of d ...more
May 07, 2010 Sylvain rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in dance and art in general
Recommended to Sylvain by: the artistic director of Tangente
Reading this book made me want to dance (even more than I already did)! I love people who push the boundaries of art. As David Gordon says, "I thought that one of the things about making art was looking for trouble." Was made all the more sweet given that I got to see the performance of two works by Trisha Brown in New York City while I was reading this book.
Dec 02, 2012 Mary rated it liked it · review of another edition
An excellent reference and introduction to the Judson choreographers and personalities. It really should get 4 stars, but it's a bit of a dry read. I should have bought it for my shelf instead of renting it from the library and pushing my way through it.