Further Steps 2 brings together New York’s foremost choreographers – among them MacArthur ‘Genius’ award winners Meredith Monk and Bill T. Jones – 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.
Table of Contents
Constance Kreemer: What's the RAGE in Dance? Lucinda Childs: Privileged Time in the Moment Douglas Dunn: Connie Kreemer Interview with Douglas Dunn - November 22, 2004 Molissa Fenley: Personal Honesty Rennie Harris: Movin' like a Soundwave Bill T. Jones: What's at Stake? Kenneth King: Dancing the Digital Body Nancy Meehan: Dance Mind Meredith Monk: Cracks and Cliffs Rosalind Newman: A Changing Field Gus Solomons jr: Changing Steps Doug Varone: Humanity Dan Wagoner: Knife Edge of Passion and Delight Mel Wong: Meteor of Light Jawole Zollar: Dancing Truth
Constance Kreemer is a dancer, teacher, dance historian, dance critic and founder of the Society of Dance History Scholars. She has taught at universities throughout the USA and Hong Kong, and danced with the Nancy Meehan and Mel Wong Dance Companies.