Elaine Summers, Ouverture reconstruction, 2012. Original performance: Judson Memorial Church, 1962. Photo: Sarah Holcman
Presented in conjunction with Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later: Movement Research in Residence.
On September 16, Movement Research (MR) solicited questions from the greater MR community with regards to the imprint that Judson Dance Theater (1962–64) continues to make on contemporary performance. Four questions were selected by attendees as focus topics for further investigation by artists nominated to lead a series of week-long performance laboratories and open rehearsals at the New Museum. Today, those artists share the results of their investigations for further consideration in an afternoon filled with performance, experimentation, and lively debate. Carla Peterson (Artistic Director, New York Live Arts) emcees.
Bureau for the Future of Choreography
Carla Peterson has provided overall direction for the artistic mission of Dance Theater Workshop since October 2006 and will continue as Artistic Director of New York Live Arts. From 2002 to 2006, she held the position of Executive Director of Movement Research. From 1988 to 1993, she was the Assistant Performing Arts Director at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio.