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Social Tendency that Appeared in the Work of Helen Tamiris

Cho, Eun Sook 1

1중앙대학교

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ABSTRACT

Modern dance that emerged as a dance that can express human spirit and inner side naturally was good genre to represent the topics related to discrimination, poverty, reform and etc. in connection with circumstances of the times. The dancer who had particular interest in social issues was Helen Tamiris(1902-1966). Tamiris expressed the US social issues of those days boldly through dance works to the theme of necessity for social justice, racism, poverty and war, etc. And she participated in development of modern dance that was known as concert dance with modern dancers of those days Purpose of this study is to examine the social tendency appearing in the work of Tamiris. In order to fulfill the purpose of study, the researcher intends to study the social tendency in the dance arts in the 1930s first and then discuss social dance works of Tamiris and their choreographic tendency.

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