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Greenwich Village 1963 Avant-Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body

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ISBN-10: 082231391X

ISBN-13: 9780822313915

Edition: 1993

Authors: Sally Banes

List price: $28.95
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This book does not aim to document comprehensively the extraordinarily rich activity in New York City in the early 1960's. Instead, the author focuses on one year, 1963. This was the most productive year of the period 1958-64, the transition between the Fifties and Sixties. The author also focuses on one other place---Greenwich Village in lower Manhattan. For it was primarily here, in a place already historically and culturally mythologized as avant-garde terrain, that the emerging generation of vanguard artists lived, worked, socialized, and remade the history of the avant-garde. - from the Introduction.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 9/9/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Sally Banes is one of the leading dance historians in the United States. With such works as Dancing Women: Female Bodies on Stage and Democracy's Body: Judson Dance Theatre 1962-1964, she details the history of dance and explores issues of representation and movement in the art of dancing. She also examines the influence and aspects of feminist ideology related to dance. Banes graduated from New York University and was involved in the theatre in the 1970s and 1980s. She has worked as a critic for the Soho Weekly News and the Village Voice. Banes is the Hannah Winter Professor of Theatre History and Dance Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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