Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done

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Museum of Modern Art
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7.8 X 0.3 X 9.9 inches | 1.45 pounds
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About the Author

Adrian Heathfield is Professor of Performance and Visual Culture at Roehampton University, London. He is the editor of Live: Art and Performance, Small Acts, and Shattered Anatomies.
Malik Gaines is Assistant Professor of Performance Studies in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a member of the performance group My Barbarian.
Julia Robinson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at New York University. She was the curator of the exhibition John Cage & Experimental Art: The Anarchy of Silence and editor of the accompanying catalog. She is also the editor of New Realisms: 1957-1962: Object Strategies Between Readymade and Spectacle (Museo Reina Sofía/MIT Press, 2010) and was the curator of the exhibition it accompanied.


Both the exhibition and the book compose a portrait of a place and time from the scattershot shards the artists left behind.--Jennifer Krasinski "Bookforum "
Documents their boundary-breaking work, with archival footage of past performances on hand to add context, as well as props originally used in these works.--Art News
Gorgeously heterogeneous, Judson, when given the opportunity, reveals exceptions to every rule.--Catherine Damman "Artforum "
Looks at how the theater challenged traditional ideas of choreography, stripping dance of its theatrical conventions, employing "ordinary" movements such as gestures used at home or on the streets and made-up games.--Sahar Khan "Modern Luxury Manhattan "
A different level of recognition, and an introduction to a wider public.--Brian Seibert "New Yorker "
There are young and youngish choreographers today who seem inhibited by the Judson legacy, eager to keep earning their Judson qualifications.--Alastair Macaulay "New York Times "
I am so grateful to this exhibition for reminding us how radical it was for the artists associated with Judson Dance Theater to focus on quotidian gestures and temporalities- and for proving just how grand the movements of daily life continue to be.--Artforum
...revolutionized dance and performance.--Gia Kourlas "New York Times "
Judson Dance Theatre legitimized ordinary movement as a dance movement.--New Yorker
Through archival materials, film screenings, discussions and live performance, the show explores the history and impact of Judson Dance Theater.--Siobhan Burke "New York Times "
Using primary source reproductions as front matter prepares readers for the catalogue's heavily archival contents, but above all points to how such material is paramount to piecing together Judson's history.--Nicole Meily "Brooklyn Rail "