Creativity as Collaborative Endeavor with Social Vision: Postmodern Dance, the Creative Body, and Electronically Networked Performance Spaces in the 1960s

Wilfried Raussert, Bielefeld University, Germany

This article revisits examples from U.S postmodern dance in the 1960s to explore the emergence of collaborative aesthetics as a matrix for new developments in the performance arts. In this context, creativity is defined as collective effort and achievement; postmodern dance is interpreted as a laboratory for redefining community and rethinking the relationship between the human, the social, and technology. The article argues that postmodern dance can serve as a blueprint for an artistic vision of new forms of social bonding.

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