Author: Ramsay Burt
Publisher: Routledge (2006)
Paperback: 240 pages
Judson Dance Theater takes a fresh look at the radical, experimental dance presented during the early 1960s at Judson Memorial Church in downtown Manhattan.
Ramsay Burt explores the new artistic agenda set by Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, and their fellow dancers, putting it in the context of developments in the visual arts. As well as following their subsequent careers, he traces how the ideas they proposed about the body and performative presence contributed to the development of experimental dance in Europe, for example in the work of Pina Bausch, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and Jérôme Bel.