»Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor« 1980-83 Tim Lawrence Reading

  • Venue
    PAL
    • Karolinenstrasse 45, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
  • Date
    Sun, 11 Dec 2016
    20:00 - 02:00
  • Attending
    • 4
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    [mwaˈʀe] »Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor« 1980-83 Tim Lawrence - Reading Finn Johannsen - DJ Set
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  • Am Sonntag den 11. Dezember um 20 Uhr macht der englische Autor Tim Lawrence im Rahmen einer Lesereise zu seinem neuen Buch »Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor« halt im MOIRÉ, präsentiert von Telekom Electronic Beats. Abgerundet wird der Abend mit einem gut abgehangenen DJ Set von dem Front Club Chronisten Finn Johannsen (Macro, Hard Wax) aus Berlin. Tim Lawrence’s essential new book Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor 1980 – 1983 is out. As the ’70s gave way to the ’80s, New York’s party scene entered a ferociously inventive period characterized by creative intensity. Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor 1980 – 1983 chronicles this tumultuous time. It picks up the story of New York dance music that Lawrence began with his first book, Love Saves The Day: A History Of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979. The book charts the breakthrough movements in art, performance, video and film that occured in the city’s subterranean party venues in the early ’80s. In the book Lawrence interviews DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers to illustrate how the relatively discreet post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes developed and converged. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification, Reaganomics, corporate intrusion and the spread of AIDS brought this special, short-lived time and place in American culture to a troubled end.
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