Chance and circumstance : twenty years with Cage and Cunningham
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
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1st ed.
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vi, 645 pages : ill. ; 25 cm.
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 612) and index.
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This long-awaited memoir is an intimate chronicle of a crucial era in modern dance: the story of Brown's own remarkable career, of the formative years of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and of the two brilliant, iconoclastic, and forward-thinking artists at its center--Merce Cunningham and John Cage. From its inception in the 1950s until her departure in the 1970s, Brown was a major dancer in the company and part of the vibrant artistic community of downtown New York. She describes the exhilaration--and dire financial straits--of the company's early days, when composer Cage was musical director and Robert Rauschenberg designed lighting, sets and costumes; and the struggle for acceptance of their controversial, avant-garde dance. She explores Cunningham's technique, choreography, and experimentation with compositional procedures influenced by Cage. And she probes the personalities of these two men: the reticent, moody, often secretive Cunningham, and the effusive, fun-loving, enthusiastic Cage.--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Brown, C. (2007). Chance and circumstance: twenty years with Cage and Cunningham . Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brown, Carolyn. 2007. Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years With Cage and Cunningham. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brown, Carolyn. Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years With Cage and Cunningham New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Brown, Carolyn. Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years With Cage and Cunningham Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

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