Influence (german expressionism)
expose inner, emotional states of artist rather than objective reality. impose states on audience. more forceful than abstraction. distorted, exaggerated, violent. highly subjective.
artistic reaction to industrialism and modernism in west. asian, african and other primitive art. regain relationships to nature and supernatural.
expressive dance movement. response to industrialization and changing role of women. interrupted by nazis. led by rudolf laban and mary wigman.
movement scientist and notation developer. body's effort over space and time. movement notation system.
international figure in modern dance. showing impact of internal feelings. meaning fulness of space as forceful element.
wigman. ugly, weird, emotions, anger
arts and technology merged into "unified socialism". synthesis of art and technology in pure forms. scientific approach.
androgenized performers. crossover from visual arts. puppets. mechanical and mathematical workings.
Black Mountain College
inspired new generation of artists. experimenting with choreographing space and how dances are made. aligned with changing political climate of 60s.