By Sally Banes

Democracy's physique offers a full of life, certain account of the beginnings of the Judson Dance Theater--a well known middle of dance experimentation in New York's Greenwich Village--and its position within the greater historical past of the avant-garde artwork scene of the Nineteen Sixties. JDT all started whilst Robert Dunn, a scholar of John Cage, provided a dance composition type in Merce Cunningham's studio. The performers--many of whom incorporated the most famous figures within the arts within the early sisties--found a welcome functionality domestic within the Judson Memorial Church within the Village. Sally Banes's account attracts on interviews, letters, diaries, movies, and reconstructions of dances to color a portrait of the wealthy tradition of Judson, which was once the seedbed for postmodern dance and the 1st avant-garde stream in dance theater because the smooth dance of the Nineteen Thirties and Nineteen Forties. initially released in 1983, this version brings again into print a very hot paintings of dance history.

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