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modern dancerDeveloped in the 20th century, modern dance broke away from a formal tradition to pioneer an experimental, free-form way of moving across the stage.

Early proponents were Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller, and Ruth St. Denis in the United States, and Rudolf von Laban and Mary Wigman in Germany.

Since then, the likes of Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey and Twyla Tharp have contributed to what has become today a rich, varied and growing school of modern and contemporary dance...


More about modern dance around the Web:
- Check out the online clearinghouse for the latest news and tour schedules, special event info, feature articles, reviews and interviews plus a directory of useful links, photo gallery.

StreetSwing's Dance History Archives - Modern Dance - Here's a concise overview of the genre with links to its most famous proponents beginning with Isadora Duncan and more, with related links to books and articles.

The Early Modern Dance - Interactive, illustrated tutorial from the University of Pittsburgh including a brief history, a look at solo dancers,references, glossary and an online exam... - Online Resources - Find an extensive list of links in A-Z format to U.S. and international dance companies, individual dancers, dance schools, and lots more.

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