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1st Edition

Merce Cunningham
The Modernizing of Modern Dance

ISBN 9780415965750
Published December 16, 2003 by Routledge
328 Pages

USD $48.95

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Book Description

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Roger Copeland is Professor of Theater and Dance at Oberlin College. He is coeditor of the widely used anthology What is Dance? His essays about dance, theater, and film have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Village Voice, and many other publications including The Encyclopedia of Dance and Ballet.


"Copeland's book about the sixty-year career of Merce Cunningham is also a brilliant sixty-year history of theater, dance, art, music and intellectual movements in America. . . ." -- Sally Sommer, Professor of American Dance Studies at Florida State University.
"Examines the trajectory of Merce The Choreographer and places him just where I think he belongs--as a global artist of the twentieth century moving in all directions into the twenty-first." -- Valda Setterfield, Member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 1964-1974
"Copeland's book will bring joy to Cunningham partisans." -- Allan Ulrich, Dance Magazine