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This task is called Passive/Aggressive.
In it, Mr. Jones said:
“One person becomes the support
and the other person is leaning
and trying to give as much weight as they can.
And then groups of people
connect to those two people.
They can either lift the person up
or they can all just collapse to the ground
or they can just walk out of it.
That’s where the menu gets very exciting:
When you see the combinations and the shapes.”
Photograph: Ike Edeani for The New York Times
Bill T. Jones Knows Life Will Change, and His Art Too
May 20, 2020 Updated 10:11 a.m. ET
The Martha Graham Dance Company
performs the 1981 work “Acts of Light” in 1991,
shortly after the founder’s death.
Graham was born in Pennsylvania on May 11, 1894,
and moved with her family to Santa Barbara, Calif.,
when she was 14.
Ruby Washington/The New York Times
Living and Breathing Martha Graham
celebrating its 90th anniversary,
includes dancers from all over the world
who have had varying entry points into the organization.
By GIA KOURLAS NYT APRIL 1, 2016
Bill T. Jones performs poses from his 1983 solo work, “21.”
Inez and Vinoodh. Styled by David Vandewal
The TranscendentArtistry of a Legendary Dancer, Four Decades In
At 64, the choreographer, director, dancer and writer Bill T.
Jones is making some of the most personal work of his career.
JUNE 6, 2016
James Whiteside and Isabella Boylston,
before debuting as Giselle and Albrecht in Minneapolis.
Photograph: Daniil Simkin
A Ballet Dancer, Offstage, With a Camera
By Rena Silverman NYT Lens Apr. 21, 2015
by Mark Seliger
BAM Presents Merce Cunningham at 90 April 14, 2009
Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Photo by Tony Dougherty.
The choreographer Twyla Tharp dancing in 1979.
Brownie Harris/Corbis, via Getty Images
Twyla Tharp and Her Body of Perpetual Motion
“American Masters: Twyla Moves,”
a new PBS documentary, is also a portrait of a singular dancer over time.
March 18, 2021
The Martha Graham Dance Company USA
choreographer > Bill T. Jones USA
choreographer > Wayne McGregor UK
choreographer > Mark Morris UK
Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theater
gave black choreography identity and emotional presence UK
Garth Fagan USA
Mary Ellen Moylan USA 1925-2020
‘First Great Balanchine Dancer’
Anne Raven Wilkinson USA 1935-2018
one of the first African-American dancers
to perform with a major ballet company,
the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Patrick McGrath, left,
and Oluwadamilare Ayorinde rehearsing in SoHo.
Nathan Bajar for The New York Times
The Persistence of Vision (Trisha Brown’s, That Is)
December 1, 2017
Trisha Brown US 1936-2017
and exemplar of the founding generation
of American postmodern dance
Few dance inventors
have so combined
the cerebral and sensuous sides of dance
as Ms. Brown did,
and few have been as influential.
showcased primarily in New York,
helped shape generations
of modern dance creators
into the 21st century.
The choreographer Paul Taylor
rehearsing his company in 2008.
Mr. Taylor laid the groundwork
for how his company would proceed after his death.
Photograph: Andrea Mohin/The New York Times
The Paul Taylor Company Without Paul Taylor
Sept. 3, 2018
Paul Taylor USA 1930-2018
brought a lyrical musicality,
capacity for joy
and wide poetic imagination
to modern dance over six decades
as one of its greatest choreographers
The dancer, actor and choreographer Lindsay Kemp,
whose students included David Bowie, in an undated photo.
Casals/Cover, via Getty Images
Aug. 29, 2018
Lindsay Kemp UK 1938-2018
Influential avant garde creative force
who worked with David Bowie
Ivan Nagy 1943-2014
dancer of riveting noble presence
who became one
of American Ballet Theater’s
most popular stars in the 1970s
as an acclaimed partner
to great ballerinas
Frederic Franklin 1914-2013
dancer and ballet master
who was known
for his stylistic versatility
and his inexhaustible energy
— he performed into his 90s —
Merce Cunningham USA 1919-2009 UK / USA
Annabelle Lyon USA 1916-2011
who danced with some
of the most important companies
in the formative years
of 20th-century American ballet
Martha Graham USA 1894-1991
in the arts of this century
and the American dancer
whose name became synonymous
with modern dance
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