Early postmodern dance
During the formative years of the performance art, the only defining characteristic was the participants’ rejection of its predecessor, modern dance.
The pioneer choreographers utilized unconventional methods, such as chance procedures and improvisation.
What the heck is postmodern dance?
Postmodern choreography seeks to complicate the relationship between music and dance. The postmodern giants are also known for collaboration with visual artists as is the case with Brown and Rauschenberg or Cunningham and Warhol.
Who created postmodern dance?
It’s well known that postmodern dance started in the early 1960s with a burst of experimentation by a rag-tag group of rebels called Judson Dance Theater in Greenwich Village. They broke with the expressionism of Martha Graham and the theme-and-variations structure of Doris Humphrey.
What are the characteristics of contemporary dance?
There are a range of different characteristics for Contemporary dance.
- Grounded movement.
- An appreciation of the body and its natural movement.
- Themes or motifs in movement.
- Facial expression used while dancing other than smiling.
- Interesting, different movement that does not fall into other dance categories.
When did post modern dance begin?