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How To Do Things with Dance
Performing Change in Postwar America
Rebekah J. Kowal

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Introduction – Modern Dance and the Cultural Turn to Action
• Setting the Stage: Modern Dance Universalism and the Culture of Containment
• Precursors to Action: Martha Graham and José Limón
• Action is Ordinary: Anna Sokolow
• Action is Effective: Pearl Primus
• Action is Finding Subjectivity: Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor
• The Uses of Action 1: Talley Beatty, Katherine Dunham and Donald McKayle
• The Uses of Action 2: Anna Halprin
• Notes
• References
• Index

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