Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-Modern Dance / Edition 1

Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-Modern Dance / Edition 1

by Sally Banes

A dance critic’s essays on post-modern dance.See more details below


A dance critic’s essays on post-modern dance.

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Wesleyan University Press
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Wesleyan Paperback Series
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7.03(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.85(d)

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SALLY BANES is associate professor of dance history and theater studies at Cornell University. She graduated from University of Chicago (B.A. 1972) and New York University (Ph.D. 1980) and has taught at Wesleyan University, the State University of New York at Purchase, Florida State University, and the New York City School of Visual Arts. Banes has received Guggenheim, Mellon, and The American Council of Learned Socities fellowships. She has been editor of Dance Research Journal and performance art critic for the Village Voice, and she was formerly a senior critic at Dance Magazine, a contributing editor to Dance Scope and Performing Arts Journal, and the dance editor of the Chicago Reader and Soho Weekly News. Her books include Democracy’s Body: Judson Dance Theater 1962-1964; Fresh: Hip Hop Don’t Stop, with Nelson George, Susan Flinker, and Patty Romanowski; Our National Passion: 200 Years of Sex in America, with Sheldon Frank and Tem Horwitz; Sweet Home Chicago: The Real City Guide, with Sheldon Frank and Tem Horowitz; and Amazing Grace: Images in the Avant-Garde Arts of the 1960s, to be published in 1990. She has edited Footnote to History, by Si-lan Chen Leyda, and Soviet Choreographers in the 1920s by Elizabeth Souritz. She lives in Freeville, New York.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Wesleyan Paperback Edition
Introduction to the Wesleyan Paperback Edition
Introduction: Sources of Post-Modern Dance
Simone Forti: Dancing as if Newborn
Simone Forti, Animal Stories
Yvonne Rainer: The Aesthetics of Denial
Yvonne Rainer, Chart from “A Quasi Survey of Some ‘Minimalist’ Tendencies in the Quantitatively Minimal Dance Activity
Midst the Plethora, or an Analysis of Trio A”
Steve Paxton: Physical Things
Steve Paxton, Satisfyin Lover
Trisha Brown: Gravity and Levity
Trisha Brown, Skymap
David Gordon: The Ambiguities
David Gordon, Response
Deborah Hay: The Cosmic Dance
Deborah Hay, Excerpts from the Grand Dance
Lucinda Childs: The Act of Seeing
Lucinda Childs, Street Dance
Meredith Monk: Homemade Metaphors
Meredith Monk, Notes on the Voice
Kenneth King: Being Dancing Beings
Kenneth King, from Print-Out
Douglas Dunn: Cool Symmetries
Douglas Dunn, “Talking Dancing”
The Grand Union: The Presentation of Everyday Life as Dance
The Grand Union, Q&A
Selected Bibliography

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