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Post-Modern Dance

Post-Modern Dance

Post-modern dance rejected the traditional story-telling ballets and drama of modern dance. This style developed in the 1960s and favored everyday movement, blurred the line between dance and performance art, and  applied new theories to the choreographic process. Merce Cunningham, for instance, used chance procedures in his work, which meant that the structure of a piece was sometimes left to the roll of a dice.

The follow dance treasures made contributions to the field of dance and the post-modern style of movement. Click on the names below to learn more: 

TRISHA BROWN (see also Women Choreographers)

MERCE CUNNINGHAM

JUDSON DANCE THEATER

MEREDITH MONK (see also Women Choreographers)