This catalogue accompanied Danspace Project’s Platform 2012: Judson Now, held September-December 2012. Curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor, the Platform commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Judson Dance Theater concerts of 1962-66.
“The work is never done. Sanctuary always needed.” – Steve Paxton
“How does dance right now relate to the 50th anniversary of Judson Dance Theater? Is its history over determined? How could we revisit it in relation to its multidisciplinary elements— visual art, music, poetry, film, and theater? How could we present so many artists and conflicting aesthetics as a collective movement? Can we do justice to their many divergent artists and their ideas? Probably not. But what a joyful obsession it has been to try…Platform 2012: Judson Now doesn’t provide a unified narrative because there isn’t one. The Judson aesthetic is oft recounted as minimal, neutral, and democratic, yet some artists were neo-vaudevillian, explosive, and authoritative.” – Judy Hussie-Taylor
Featuring contributions by Paisid Aramphongphan, Lydia Bell, Douglas Crimp, DD Dorvillier, Robert Dunn, Simone Forti, Huffa Frobes-Cross, Malik Gaines, David Gordon, Miguel Gutierrez, Anna Halprin, Deborah Hay, Sharon Hayes, Trajal Harrell, Patricia Hoffbauer, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Emmanuelle Huynh, Jill Johnston, Jenn Joy, Liz Kotz, Ralph Lemon, Clarinda Mac Low, Juliette Mapp, Meredith Monk, Kelly Nipper, Zeena Parkins, Steve Paxton, Rudy Perez, Wendy Perron, Yvonne Rainer, Melinda Ring, Steve Roden, Carolee Schneemann, Noémie Solomon, Stacy Spence, Elaine Summers, and Lana Wilson.