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The Resource Chance and circumstance : twenty years with Cage and Cunningham, Carolyn Brown

Chance and circumstance : twenty years with Cage and Cunningham, Carolyn Brown

Label
Chance and circumstance : twenty years with Cage and Cunningham
Title
Chance and circumstance
Title remainder
twenty years with Cage and Cunningham
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This long-awaited memoir is an intimate chronicle of a crucial era in modern dance: the story of Brown's own remarkable career, of the formative years of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and of the two brilliant, iconoclastic, and forward-thinking artists at its center--Merce Cunningham and John Cage. From its inception in the 1950s until her departure in the 1970s, Brown was a major dancer in the company and part of the vibrant artistic community of downtown New York. She describes the exhilaration--and dire financial straits--of the company's early days, when composer Cage was musical director and Robert Rauschenberg designed lighting, sets and costumes; and the struggle for acceptance of their controversial, avant-garde dance. She explores Cunningham's technique, choreography, and experimentation with compositional procedures influenced by Cage. And she probes the personalities of these two men: the reticent, moody, often secretive Cunningham, and the effusive, fun-loving, enthusiastic Cage.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 792.802/80922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1785.B755
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Chance and circumstance : twenty years with Cage and Cunningham, Carolyn Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 612) and index
Control code
ocm74988403
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 645 p., [40] p. of plates
Isbn
9780394401911
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006048799
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)74988403
Label
Chance and circumstance : twenty years with Cage and Cunningham, Carolyn Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 612) and index
Control code
ocm74988403
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 645 p., [40] p. of plates
Isbn
9780394401911
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006048799
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)74988403
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