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Alissa Merlin

on 12 March 2013

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Transcript of DANCE

Dance in the 1960s Alissa Merlin
Robyn Broomfield
Yu Li Judson Dance Theatre Notable dancers part of the Judson Church group: Yvonne Rainer Trio A Deborah Hay Judson church group was an informal group of dancers who performed at the judson memorial church in Greenwich Village, between 1962-1964.
It grew out of a dance composition class taught by Robert Dunn , a musician who had studied with John Cage .
The artists involved were avant- garde experimentalists who rejected the confines of Modern dance practice and theory Yvonne Rainer
Deborah Hay
Lucinda Childs Yvonne Rainer (born November 24, 1934) is an American dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, whose work in these disciplines is frequently challenging and experimental. Her work is sometimes classified as minimalist art.
At a young age her father introduced her to film and her mother introduced her to ballet.
Rainer was one of the organizers of the Judson Dance Theater, a focal point for vanguard activity in the postmodern dance world throughout the 1960s, and she formed her own company after the Judson performances ended Rainer is noted for an approach to dance that treats the body more as the source of an infinite variety of movements than as the purveyor of emotion or drama. Many of the elements she employed—such as repetition, patterning, tasks, and games—later became standard features of modern dance.
In her early dances, Rainer focused on sounds and movements, and often juxtaposed the two in arbitrary combinations. Somewhat inspired by Cunningham, Rainer’s choreography was a combination of classical dance steps contrasted with everyday, pedestrian movement. She used a great deal of repetition, and employed narrative and verbal noises within the body of her dances. - At the age of 19, she moved from Brooklyn to Manhattan, where she trained with Merce Cunningham and John Cage.
- She achieved great status as a choreographer and her unique style
- Ability to engage dance with other art forms Born in 1941 Early Life Deborah Hay -Focused on large-scale performances using untrained dancers - Usage of ordinary movement patterns performed under challenging conditions Deborah Hay Moved From New York to Vermont, living in an isolated community; focusing on PROCESS OF DANCE MAKING rather than TECHNICAL 1967: Left Vermont moved to Texas instituted four-month workshop culminating in large group performances Deborah Hay In her second book, "lamb at the altar: the story of dance" she documents creative process choreography and creation Lucinda Childs postmodern dancer & choreogapher born in 1940 in New York City
began dancing at 6 years old
Bachelor of Arts degree in dance in 1962
a member of the Judson Dancer Theater in 1963
took a break in 1968 and focused on her own dance style
the Lucinda Dance Company Style Her compositions are known for their minimalistic movements yet complex transitions. Childs is most famous for being able to turn the slightest movements into an intricate choreographic masterpiece. Her use of patterns, repetition, and dialect has caused her to have a unique style of choreography that is often imitated for its ability to experiment. Choreography 1963:Pastime, Three piece
1964: Carnation, Street Dance, Model
1965: Germanium, Screen, Agriculture
1966: Vehicle
1968: Untitled Trio Improvisation
Break down in hierarchy
Redefining the dance/dancer Conclusion Yvonne Rainer
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