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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

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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

What's the RAGE in Dance?  'Privileged Time in the Moment' Lucinda Childs.  Interview with Douglas Dunn – November 22, 2004.  'Personal Honesty' Molissa Fenley.  'Movin' Like a Soundwave' Rennie Harris.  'What's at Stake?' Bill T. Jones.  'Dancing the Digital Body' Kenneth King.  'Dance Mind' Nancy Meehan.  'Cracks and Cliffs' Meredith Monk.  'A Changing Field' Rosalind Newman.  'Changing Steps' Gus Solomons Jr.  'Humanity' Doug Varone.  'Knife Edge of Passion and Delight' Dan Wagoner.  'Meteor of Light' Mel Wong.  'Dancing Truth' Jawole Zollar.  Selected Bibliography

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Biography

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.