Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft

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Routledge, Jul 8, 2005 - Music - 240 pages
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Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft delves into the choreographic processes of some of America's most engaging and revolutionary dancemakers. Based on personal interviews, the book's narratives reveal the methods and quests of, among others, Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, and Mark Morris. Morgenroth shows how the ideas, craft, and passion that go into their work have led these choreographers to disrupt known forms and expectations. The history of dance in the making is revealed through the stories of these intelligent, articulate, and witty dance masters.

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Trisha Brown
Lucinda Childs
Meredith Monk
Elizabeth Streb
Eiko Otake
Bill T Jones
Ann Carlson
Mark Morris
John Jasperse

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Joyce Morgenroth is Associate Professor of Dance at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She is the author of several other books on dance, including Dance Improvisation (U of Pittsburgh Press, 1997).

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