Editor's NoteBy Gillian Jakab
MoMA’s exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done marks a major expansion in the recognition of postmodern dance history. The museum has been steadily collecting and presenting work from the Judson period of the early 1960s, and with this exhibition, rallies and assembles the dances, films, and ephemera in one place.
The Deep Roots and Airborne Particulars of Judson Dance TheaterBy Mark Bloch
Something in the air wafted into New York’s cultural scene as the 1950s became the 1960s with the dance world no exception.
‘The Work Is Never Done’ at MoMA: enacting and obscuring archivesBy Benedict Nguyen
Beyond the title itself, theres something about the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)s exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done, running from mid-September 2018 to early February 2019, that brought up meta thoughts about what work Im doing. What could this writing, this work, do?
I Love JudsonBy Trajal Harrell
I’m sick of Judson. I brought it on myself. It will undoubtedly follow me for the rest of my Wikipedia career.
CORI OLINGHOUSE with Gillian Jakab
Olinghouse is the founder/director of The Portal Project, a living archives initiative dedicated to the transmission of performance through archival and curatorial frameworks. Identifying footage that would represent new entry points into Brown’s early work, Olinghouse and renowned video artist Charles Atlas collaborated to create the installation for MoMA. Gillian Jakab sat down with Olinghouse at MoMA
Game Plan: Lucinda Childs’s Early Works (1963 – 1978)By Madison Mainwaring
Lucinda Childs’s dances fall together as if they’ve been arranged by a divine mathematician, the same one who set the Fibonacci sequence into snail shells and fractals in the forest’s leaves.