Blondell Cummings - Dance as Moving Pictures
|Publisher||X Artists' Books|
The first monograph dedicated to the pivotal work of African American postmodern dancer, choreographer and video artist Blondell Cummings. A foundational figure in dance, Blondell Cummings bridged postmodern dance experimentation and Black cultural traditions. Through her unique movement vocabulary, which she called "moving pictures," Cummings combined the visual imagery of photography and the kinetic energy of movement in order to explore the emotional details of daily rituals and the intimacy of Black home life. In her most well-known work Chicken Soup, Cummings remembered the family kitchen as a basis for her choreography. This book draws from Cummings's personal archive and includes performance ephemera and numerous images from digitized recordings of Cummings's performances and dance films.
|258 p, 20 x 25 cm, hb, English|
X Artists' Books