Merce Cunningham: The Modernizing of Modern Dance
304 p. : ill. (b&w) ; 15 x 23 cm.
"Merce Cunningham: The Modernizing of Modern Dance is the first complete critical overview of Cunningham's entire body of work, extending from his earliest solos through his most recent experiments with digital technology. Copeland argues that Cunningham is the only choreographer whose work is central to one of the great sea-changes in the arts of the last fifty years: the movement away from the hot, anguished, deeply personal energies of abstract expressionism toward a much cooler, brainy, and impersonal mode of art-making." -- from the back of the book
Notably: Ted Shawn references on pages 71, 103, 258-59