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or da·da  (dä′dä)
A European artistic and literary movement (1916-1923) that flouted conventional aesthetic and cultural values by producing works marked by nonsense, travesty, and incongruity.

[French dada, hobbyhorse, Dada, of baby-talk origin.]

Da′da·ism n.
Da′da·ist adj. & n.
Da′da·is′tic adj.


A. ADJdadaísta
B. Ndadaísta mf
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Furious Folly at Preston Park for Stockton International Riverside Festival Part of the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, Furious Folly was a performance inspired by the anti-war spirit of the early 20th Century Dadaist movement.
Here, he examines radical thinking and experimentation in creative writing over the past 250 years, especially in the 20th and 21st centuries, touching on Cubist writing, Dadaist writing, surrealist writing, and the work of Raymond Federman and Ronald Sukenick.
It is joined by an abstract brass work by the Franco-German Dadaist artist Jean Arp, entitled Homme vu par une Fleur (Flower's-eye View of a Man), donated to the collection by a longstanding Friend of the Barber Institute.
For me, the Dada era began the day I met Picabia," said the French painter and Dadaist Gabrielle Buffet, whose well-to-do background contrasts with Hennings's impoverished life.
Creator Mark Anderson leads a team of international artists who draw on the anti-war spirit of the 20th Century Dadaist movement.
YN y llyfr Rise of the Super Furry Animals gan Ric Rawlins (2015), mae'r grwp roc Cymraeg y bum yn aelod ohono, sef yr Anhrefn, yn cael eu disgrifio fel hyn: "Anhrefn were one of the most inspirational groups around - proactive, subversive, almost Dadaist in their sense of humour".
His book is not limited to film studies, however, and Elder more broadly examines a wide range of "cinematic effects" across Dadaist and Surrealist art, literature, and criticism.
When Dadaist performers entered the world of German cabaret, renowned for its snide send-up of moral values among the bourgeois, they sang songs like 'Morfin' which endorsed the virtues of drug enhanced creative states.
The term 'good girl', which appears in the memoirs of Dadaist Hans Richter, inevitably seems at odds with our imagination of an avant-garde woman artist.
In its most vivid segments, the film captures the spirit of the 1960s and '70s when the youth rebellion, fueled by resistance to the Vietnam War and the rise of pop culture, brilliantly paralleled the revivals of Kurt Jooss' antiwar ballet The Green Table and Leonide Massine's dadaist Parade, and the premieres of Joffrey's psychedelic Astarte and Arpino's rock-lest Trinity.
Conceptually, both artists build on the same historical source: the Dadaist art movement.
Fluxus is a global art movement most prominent from the early 1960s through the late 1970s, anti-commercial and Dadaist in nature, inspired by artists such as Marcel Duchamp and founded around the likes John Cage, Yoko Ono, and controversial German artist Joseph Beuys.