The emergence of Contact Improvisation in the aesthetic-political laboratory of the 60s and 70s

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Contact Improvisation, dance, laboratory, neo-avant-garde, experimentation

Resumo

This text reflects on the emergence of contact improvisation and the changes generated by postmodern dance in the American aesthetic-political context of the 60s and 70s. New modes of dance production developed by the New York neo-avant-garde of that period are addressed; the experimental attitude of the artists; and their interest in collaborative forms, among others. Based on the research results of my doctoral thesis, the literature on an emblematic discipline of postmodern dance, about which there are few publications in Spanish, is expanded. Further study may open imaginative horizons for new laboratory practices.

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Biografia do Autor

Mariela Singer, UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES

Mariela Singer holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Adjunct Professor of the Circuito de Formación Feminista de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (FSOC-UBA). Director and Academic Coordinator of the Postgraduate Refresher Program “Cuerpo, comunicación, estética y política. Perspectivas situadas y feministas” (FSOC-UBA). Undergraduate and graduate professor at Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo de la UBA. Coordinator of the Area Cuerpo y Comunicación (UBA). Practitioner of contact improvisation dance since 2004, she graduated from Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA). 

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Publicado

2022-06-28

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Singer, M. (2022). The emergence of Contact Improvisation in the aesthetic-political laboratory of the 60s and 70s. Revista Brasileira De Estudos Da Presença, 12(2), 1–26. Recuperado de https://www.seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/presenca/article/view/122206

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Temas Contemporâneos III