Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets
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“Three deeply experimental traditions: Judson, Cunningham, City Ballet…the lines are muddied now, thick with other influences. But still so strong, and still so strongly related in their New York-ness.”
– Claudia La Rocco
This catalogue accompanied Danspace Project’s Platform 2015: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets over February-March 2015. Curated by Claudia La Rocco, the Platform examined the writings of Edwin Denby and the poet-as-critic tradition; the overlapping dance lineages of George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham, and Judson Dance Theater; and their continued influence in choreographic practice today.
Featuring contributions by Devin Alberda, Reid Bartelme, Emily Coates, Yve Laris Cohen, Douglas Crimp, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Barbara Dilley, Douglas Dunn, Larry Fagin, Kaitlyn Gilliland, David Gordon, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Sterling Hyltin, Emmanuel Iduma, Ryan Kelly, Claudia La Rocco, Ralph Lemon, Sara Mearns, Jodi Melnick, Megan Metcalf, Rashaun Mitchell, Fred Moten, Eileen Myles, David Parker, Jillian Peña, Cassie Peterson, Will Rawls, Silas Riener, Troy Schumacher, Dan Siegler, Pam Tanowitz, David Vaughan, David Velasco, Anne Waldman, and John Yau.
Photography by Devin Alberda. Designed by Judith Walker.