Issues of control and agency in contemplating Cunningham’s legacy

Carr, Jane (2009) Issues of control and agency in contemplating Cunningham’s legacy. In: Society for Dance Research and Centre for Dance Research Roehampton, 13 March 2010, Roehampton University, UK.

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Abstract

A discussion of Merce Cunningham’s 1967 work Scramble within the context of it being learned and performed by Laban students in London 2010. Cunningham’s significance to a new generation of dancers is considered drawing on discussions with the students and the Cunningham dancer and teacher, Patricia Lent, who set Scramble and is a trustee of the Cunningham legacy. In particular Cunningham’s approaches to dance, both in terms of his technique and choroegraphic methods, are examined in relation to how dance can embody both the potential and limits of human agency.

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Additional Information:A discussion of Merce Cunningham’s 1967 work Scramble within the context of it being learned and performed by Laban students in London 2010. Cunningham’s significance to a new generation of dancers is considered drawing on discussions with the students and the Cunningham dancer and teacher, Patricia Lent, who set Scramble and is a trustee of the Cunningham legacy. In particular Cunningham’s approaches to dance, both in terms of his technique and choroegraphic methods, are examined in relation to how dance can embody both the potential and limits of human agency.
Keywords:Dance, Cunningham, Scramble, Merce Cunningham
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W500 Dance
W Creative Arts and Design > W530 History of Dance
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Performing Arts
ID Code:2978
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:21 Jul 2010 15:46
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:42

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