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Room 104.04 Performance and Interaction: Judson Dance Theater

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In 1980, Arlene Croce, a respected dance critic, said in a column in the New Yorker that Robert Wilson had been the main influence, after Merce Cunningham, on the choreography of the day. Yvonne Rainer responded angrily to what she saw as lack of perspective and knowledge of modern dance in a letter published in the performance magazine Live. The letter included a genealogy chart of contemporary dance and how it related to the visual art world. The close, simultaneous connections between dance and the visual arts in the 1960s and 70s can be seen both in the works of Yvonne Rainer (1934), Trisha Brown (1936) and Simone Forti (1935), which are exhibited in the room, and in the theoretical analyses presented by Barbara Rose and Rosalind Krauss about the theatrical tone of sculpture and minimal painting.