Judson Dance Theater

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Judson Dance Theater located at the Judson Memorial Church, New York the group of artists that formed Judson Dance Theater are considered the founders of Postmodern dance. The artists involved with Judson Dance Theater were Avant garde experimenatalists who rejected the confines of Modern dance practice and theory.

The first Judson concert took place on July 6, 1962, with dance works presented by Steve Paxton, Fred Herko, David Gordon, Alex and Deborah Hay, Yvonne Rainer, Elaine Summers, William Davis, and Ruth Emerson. Seminal dance artist that were a part of the Judson Dance Theater include:

The years 1962 to 1964 are considereed the golden age of the Judson Dance Theater.

Developments in dance practice that can be traced back to the Judson Dance Theater include:

See also

Further reading

  • Banes, S. (1993) Democracy's Body: Judson Dance Theater, 1962-1964. Duke University press. ISBN 0822313995

External links

  • Judson Memorial Church Archive (http://dlib.nyu.edu:8083/falesead/servlet/SaxonServlet?source=judson.xml&style=saxon01f2002.xsl) at Fales Library, New York University


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