Steve Paxton (published 1986)

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Title

Steve Paxton (published 1986)

Description

In this interview, Paxton discusses using improvisation and the process of stepping back to look at how forms influence what's created. He also discusses working with the Extemporary Dance Theatre on his work Audible Scenery which he was involved in at the time of this interview.

Biographical note:
Steve Paxton was born in 1939. He is a dancer and modern dance choreographer who has been influential in developing "contact improvisation," an approach to dancemaking in which dancers improvise their movements based on their physical contact. As a dancer he studied with José Limón and Merce Cunningham and later went on to found the Judson Dance Theatre and Grand Union. Paxton developed the revolutionary concept that dance movements do not require formal dance training but can be found in common, everyday actions, a concept which is illustrated in his best-known creation Satisfyin' Lover (1968).

Publisher

Pratt SILS 665-01, Barbara Newman

Date Created

September 17, 1986

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Copyright

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Is Part Of

Newman, B. (November 1986). Speaking of Dance. The Dancing Times.

Identifier

Paxton_Steve_1986_A.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Steve Paxton

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

BNDA_Paxton_Steve_1986_09_17_A.wav

Duration

00:05:58

Bit Rate/Frequency

64 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Steve Paxton, 1939-

Files

Collection

Citation

“Steve Paxton (published 1986),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 28, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/87.

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