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Live Streams of Dance Seminars from Temple University

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The next live stream of a dance seminar from Temple University is:

Tuesday, November 3

5:30-7:00pm ET

CHAT Lounge, Gladfelter Hall, 10th fl., Temple University

Deborah McCall


Body and Space: The Daring Experiments of Oskar Schlemmer’s 1920s Bauhaus Dance Theater
The emergence of the Weimar Republic ushered in a time of creative fervor, including the Bauhaus, the innovative school for art and design founded by Walter Gropius in 1919. Heading its Theater Workshop, sculptor/painter Oskar Schlemmer reiterated Gropius’s themes of abstraction and standardization of form on the Bauhaus stage. Schlemmer’s 1920s experiments, meant to reflect the new technology of the time and the dilemma of humans in the machine age, inspired Kurt Jooss’s Green Table and paved the way for Cage-Cunningham’s chance composition, Alwin Nikolais’s transformation of the body through costume and props, the pedestrian movement explorations of the Judson Theater and the avant-garde performances of Robert Wilson, Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson and David Byrne.

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