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Assembling a amazing crew of students, those essays explore how the move and trade of "vectors of the unconventional" form the avant-garde. Mapping the move of scripts, theatre activists, performances, and different fabric entities, they supply unheard of views at the transnational functionality tradition of the avant-garde.
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1989), 60–64. 5. 3 (1975– 1976): 14. 6. Anatole Lunacharsky, Teatro e rivoluzione (Rome: Samonà e Savelli, 1968). 7. See Vladimir Pavlovič Lapšin, Marinetti e la Russia (Milan: Skira, 2008); Claudia Salaris, La Roma delle avanguardie dal futurismo all’underground (Rome: Riuniti Editore, 1999) and Storia del futurismo (Rome: Editori Riuniti, 1985); Edward Braun, “Futurism in the Russian Theatre, 1913–1923,” in International Futurism in Arts and Literature, ed. 4 (Dec. 1975): 88–94. indd 37 10/28/2010 6:09:47 PM 38 Intersections 8.
It fuses the Futurist visions of the other two pieces, creating architecture out of dancers while devising choreography and bodies infused with syncopated dynamism and mechanical power. Its choreographer was George Balanchine. This isn’t to say that you’ll find references to Futurism in scholarly works on Balanchine, nor characterizations of him as a Futurist choreographer. S. dance scholars, Balanchine “Americanized” ballet with a bold and original neoclassicism marked by speed, dynamism, athleticism, plotlessness, and vocabulary from popular culture.
When seen through the critical lens of Benjamin’s arguments, previous histories of the vanguard not only appear decisively one-sided and biased towards the victors, but in this bias they also betray a mentality that is both deferential to established authority and inclined towards a subtle ideological affirmation not of a vanguard sensibility, but of a conceptual reaffirmation of the values embraced within the status quo. ”3 Following this line of thought, I would suggest that the radical histories of the vanguard will always remain unwritten until they too are written from the standpoint of the vanquished and of those who, in daring to experiment, have failed.