Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-Modern Dance

Author: Sally Banes
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press (1987)

Paperback: 311 pages
Language: English
ISBN13: 978 0 8195 6160 2

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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 integrally connected to other oppositional, often marginalized strands of dance culture, and considers how certain kinds of dance move from the margins to the mainstream.