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The Dancer

Author :  Juers, Evelyn

Product Details

  • Country Australia
  • Publisher Giramondo Publishing Company, Australia
  • ISBN9781925818727
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2021
  • Bib. Info592 pages
  • CategoriesDU - Oceania (South Seas)
  • Product Weight625 gms.
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A uniquely talented dancer and choreographer, Philippa Cullen grew up in Australia in the 1950s and 60s. In the 1970s, driven by the idea of dancing her own music, she was at the forefront of the new electronic music movement, working internationally with performers, avant-garde composers, engineers and mathematicians to build and experiment with theremins and movement-sensitive floors, which she called body-instruments. She had a unique sense of purpose, read widely, travelled the world, and danced at opera houses, art galleries and festivals, on streets and bridges, trains, clifftops, rooftops. She wrote, I would define dance as an outer manifestation of inner energy in an articulation more lucid than language. An embodiment of the artistic aspirations of her age, she died alone in a remote hill town in southern India in 1975. With detailed reference to Cullen's personal papers and the recollections of those who knew her, and with her characteristic flair for drawing connections to bring in larger perspectives, Evelyn Juers' The Dancer is at once an intimate and wide-ranging biography, a portrait of the artist as a young woman.

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