2nd Edition

Further Steps 2
Fourteen Choreographers on What's the R.A.G.E. in Modern Dance

Edited By

Constance Kreemer

ISBN 9780415969079
Published August 13, 2008 by Routledge
256 Pages 26 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations

USD $22.95

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Book Description

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

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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.