For a brief period in the early 1960s, a group of choreographers, visual artists, composers, and filmmakers made use of Judson Memorial Church, a socially engaged Protestant congregation in New York’s Greenwich Village, to organize a series of open workshops from which its participants developed performances. These artists, who together formed Judson Dance Theater, challenged traditional understandings of choreography, expanding dance in ways that reconsidered its place in the world.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium will host a program organized into multiple-week segments, each of which focuses on the work of one artist: Yvonne Rainer, Deborah Hay, David Gordon, Lucinda Childs, Steve Paxton, and Trisha Brown. Additionally, the exhibition includes screenings, workshops, evening performances, lectures, and off-site programming.
September 16, 2018–February 3, 2019