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Post modernism War in Vietnam Time of womens liberation Old dance forms were not up to date with cultures Judson church movement Sharon Davis 1960s Freedom to dance without censorship Baptism memorial church originally lead by Robert Dunn First performance - Free and lasted 3 hours Proposes a dancer can be better through technique 1970s Trisha Brown Started her own company Robert Dunn - transformed music into Chance choreography Made hard movements so people could not copy them easily The dance company started as a drop in centre later became an avant-garde for experimental dance Created new movements pushing the boundaries more than Cunningham Cut away from the codified dance conventions 1st time group decisions were made and loose collaborations were made between audience dancers and music Sally Banes Terpsichore in Sneakers Book meaning steps and trainers Birth of modernism Rejection of men hierarchy and women were early only the dancers Men - choreographers and Women- Dancers this had now changed and they mixed together Dance should not have rules eg you can dance outside ask questions or dance in a random place Rebellion - New dancers got rid of the glamour Liberated a new dance form and saw walking running and skipping movements as a basis of choreography Steve Paxton - Father of contact improvisation and physical movements physical lifts etc What is art Marshall Revant- 1940s He was a New York artist that asked to put a piece of his controversial work into an exhibition He used an upside down urinal and signed it RMutt it is a good object but we associate as a disgusting object He was challenging art people were ignoring these ideas Modern works seem to show how to communicate something Post modern seemed to be questioning the textures and complexities of real life
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