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Poetics of Dance: Body, Image, and Space in the Historical Avant-Gardes

Gabriele Brandstetter


When it was first published in Germany in 1995, this book was seen as an important publication, the first to explore the relationships between the birth of modern dance, new developments in the visual arts, and the renewal of literature and drama in the form of avant-garde theatrical and movement productions of the early twentieth century. The book established not only a relation between dance and critical theory, but in fact a full interdisciplinary methodology that quickly found a foothold in other areas of research within dance studies. The book looks at dance at the beginning of the twenti ... More

Keywords: modern dance, visual arts, avant-garde, modernity, Isadora Duncan, Loïe Fuller, Valeska Gert, Oskar Schlemmer, Vaslav Nijinsky, Michel Fokine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199916559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabriele Brandstetter, author
Insitute for Theater Studies, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Professor, Germany