Avant-Garde Performance / Edition 1

Avant-Garde Performance / Edition 1

by Gunter Berghaus
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403946450

ISBN-13: 9781403946454

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The volume examines the performance aesthetics of four major art movements—Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, and Constructivism. After outlining the origins and general characteristics of the historical avant-garde, this study offers detailed coverage of key performances undertaken by artists, usually outside the conventional theatre environment. Günter

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Overview

The volume examines the performance aesthetics of four major art movements—Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, and Constructivism. After outlining the origins and general characteristics of the historical avant-garde, this study offers detailed coverage of key performances undertaken by artists, usually outside the conventional theatre environment. Günter Berghaus identifies paths and trajectories through a complex artistic terrain, often referred to as “Art Performances,” and surveys trends and events that had a fundamental influence on the development of a modern theatre practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403946454
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,270,644
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
• The Genesis of Modernity and of the Avant-Garde
• Towards an Avant-garde Performance Practice in the Early 20th Century
• From Late Modernism to Postmodernism
• Happening and Fluxus Body Art, Ritualism and Neo-Shamanic Performances
• Video and Multi-Media Performance
• Performances in Cyberspace
• Epilogue
• Index

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