Dance 1 - Dance Americana and New World Contributions from Elsewhere(1900s Gertrude Stein People do not change How did people live How did they

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1/7/08 Dance Americana and New World Contributions from Elsewhere (1900s) Gertrude Stein- “People do not change” How did people live? How did they dress? -bayonets. Men-suits. On the streets. ..Levis (work clothes). Hats. Horseback, foot. Buggies. -Streets were not paved. -candles. Electricity had been invented, but not widespread. -wells. -outhouses-bathrooms -Met people in, primarily, church. -By 1900, the West was closed. The West was already “peopled.” We had to start another way of developing. -West became an “escape valve” until 1950… -The Frontier -A lot of prairie. -space *The idea of America, the Frontier as a dream -Music and dance…. Look at the frontier as an image -Johnathan Lam and Scott Jockland -“Push Comes to Shove” Twyla Tharp - choreographer (modern dance and ballet) -The guy who was dancing’s choreography comes out of musical, popular theater. (Mikhail Baryshnikov) -the girls were ballerinas -By this time, ballet and modern were so fused that you cannot say they are separate. Martha Graham and Agnes Demille
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2009 for the course PERFORMING GE cluster taught by Professor Winter during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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