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date: 02 December 2020

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This chapter is devoted to a piece by Olivia Granville, Le Cabaret discrépant, created in 2011. This piece interrogates and reenacts a largely forgotten moment in the history of the choreographic avant-gardes: the choreographic initiatives of the Lettrist Group (in the first place of its founder Isidore Isou, but also of his disciple Maurice Lemaître) in the 1950s and 1960s. After exposing the main ideas of the Lettrist theory of dance and choreographic history, the chapter analyzes the structure and the meaning of the piece by Granville. It emphasizes the specific use of citation and the powers of literality in order to present a nonlinear and nonteleological vision of art history.

Keywords: lettrism, avant-garde, citation, Isidore Isou, Olivia Granville, Maurice Lemaître

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