Danser Sa Vie at the Centre Pompidou

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Opening on Wed is this pioneering exhibition dedicated to the connections between the visual arts and dance, from the 1900s to today. Between Apollonian aspiration and Dionysian explosion of life, dance was a crucial fulcrum of the modernist revolution in aesthetics. With pioneers such as Loïe Fuller and Isadora Duncan, with the genius of Vaslav Nijinsky, an unprecedented rupture took place in the art of the body in movement. This revolution had a decisive influence on the development of the visual arts, which have since then continuously maintained a close and fruitful relationship with dance that goes far further and deeper than the mere pictorial representation of the ballet dancer familiar to the preceding century. The exhibition is accompanied by a cinema programme Vidéodanse, presenting a history of 20th and 21st century dance through 250 films that shine the spotlight on the work of 150 choreographers. (Consult the programme here.)
Wed 23 Nov-Mon 2 April
Centre Pompidou, rue Beaubourg, 4th. www.centrepompidou.fr

Trisha Brown, Planes, 1968
Photograph attributed to Waléry, L’Après-Midi d’un faune, 1912

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