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Avant-garde Dance

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,968 words

In the arts, the term avantgarde, French for “vanguard,” can be defined as the cutting edge of an emerging

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
128 words
A term originally used to describe the foremost part of an army advancing into battle (also called the vanguard) and now applied to any group, particularly of artists, that considers ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
64 words
A French military term for the vanguard or advanced guard, it was appropriated for artistic usage in early 19th-century France to describe art that was at the forefront of artistic ... More
avant-garde

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1,143 words
A French military term, ‘advance guard’, became synonymous with progressivism in both art and politics in the later nineteenth century in Europe, and has since been applied to distinguish ... More
Avant-garde

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
69 words

a term taken from the French which originally applied to the foremost part of an army, or vanguard, and was

avant-garde

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David Pellegrini

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,187 words
A French military term, ‘advance guard’, became synonymous with progressivism in both art and politics in the later nineteenth century in Europe, and in the twentieth was widely applied to ... More
avant‐garde

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
32 words

Vanguard. Term used in the arts to denote those who make a radical departure from tradition. In 20th‐cent. music, Stockhausen may be regarded as ...

avant-garde

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
73 words

Term applied since the end of the nineteenth century to theatre as well as other arts and practitioners involved in

Avant-Garde

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
3,295 words
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1

This essay offers a critical theory interpretation of the avant-garde and its legacy in modern and postmodern art. For discussion

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Charles Wilson

The Oxford Companion to Music

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
236 words
(Fr.). Originally a military designation for an advance party of soldiers, the term has come to signify a group of composers or other artists who assume the role of pioneers on behalf of ... More
Avant garde

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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
598 words
This term is used to describe music in the vanguard of its genre. It is associated with the development of new techniques (compositionally or instrumentally), radical aesthetic expression ... More

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