Further Steps 2

Further Steps 2

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Further Steps 2 brings together New Yorka€™s foremost choreographers a€“ among them MacArthur a€˜Geniusa€™ award winners Meredith Monk and Bill T. Jones a€“ to discuss the past, present and future of dance in the US. In a series of exclusive and enlightening interviews, this diverse selection of artists discuss the changing roles of race, gender, politics, and the social environment on their work. Bringing her own experience of the New York dance scene to her study, Constance Kreemer traces the lives and works of the following choreographers: Lucinda Childs, Douglas Dunn, Molissa Fenley, Rennie Harris, Bill T. Jones, Kenneth King, Nancy Meehan, Meredith Monk, Rosalind Newman, Gus Solomons jr, Doug Varone, Dan Wagoner, Mel Wong and Jawole Zollar.And, a€œita#39;s a question of figuring out how to do this. ... Companies were not always equipped to enter prisons, inner-city schools, or at-risk centers, and they had to figure out ways to create skills and a€œproactively take charge in new ways. ... programs, the popularity of modern dance increased so much by the 1960s that many colleges created separate dance departments. ... In the 1970s, choreographers usually taught class in the city, thereby training dancers in their own technique whileanbsp;...

Title:Further Steps 2
Author:Constance Kreemer
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-05-01


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