JUDSON DANCE THEATER’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY: A SELECTION OF FILM AND VIDEO
October 2 – November 6
On July 6, 1962, “A Concert of Dance” was presented at the Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall. This historic event marked the beginning of Judson Dance Theater (JDT) and represented a pivotal moment in dance history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Judson Dance Theater, often regarded as the origin of post-modern dance. The work produced during this time had a profound effect on the way both audiences and artists conceived of the role of performance and the body in contemporary culture. To celebrate this anniversary, Movement Research partners with Anthology Film Archives to host a series of screenings, featuring film works created by and featuring members of JDT, collaborations with filmmakers and JDT artists, as well as the artists directly influenced by this movement, reconstructions of JDT performances, and rarely seen interviews.
Special thanks to Levi Gonzalez, Barbara Bryan & Amanda Loulaki (Movement Research), Lydia Bell & Judy Hussie-Taylor (Danspace Project), and Wendy Perron.