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Publisher's Summary

The 1960s was a pivotal decade in dance, an era of intense experimentation and rich invention. In this impressive volume of essays an impressive range of dance critics and scholars examine the pioneering choreographers and companies of the era, such as Anna Halprin's West Coast experiments, the innovative Judson Dance Theater, avant-garde dance subcultures in New York, the work of Merideth Monk and Kenneth King, and parallel movements in Britain. The contributors include Janice Ross, Leslie Satin, Noel Carroll, Gus Solomons Jr., Deborah Jowitt, Stephanie Jordan, Joan Acocella, and Sally Banes. Foreword by Mikhail Baryshnikov. The book is published by University of Wisconsin Press.

©2003 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (P)2011 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"This thoughtful collection of essays edited by Sally Banes, preeminent historian of U.S. dance, looks back at that tumultuous decade (1960s) from a multiplicity of new perspectives." (Lynn Garafola, Barnard College)

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