Beyond Allan Kaprow: an interview with Rosemary Butcher

Sachsenmaier, Stefanie (2012) Beyond Allan Kaprow: an interview with Rosemary Butcher. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 4 (2). pp. 267-281. ISSN 1757-1871 (doi:10.1386/jdsp.4.2.267_1)

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Abstract

Rosemary Butcher presented her reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s first happening 18 Happenings in 6 Parts (1959, Reuben Gallery, New York City) in the Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall in London, November 2010 as part of the larger exhibition and performance event Move: Choreographing You. While remaining critical of the actual performance outcome, Butcher maintains that working on the reinvention has changed her practice. Two interviews following the reinvention took place; the first at a time where Butcher had embarked on the planning of a new live performance involving film projection, and the second after the presentation of Butcher's work entitled After Kaprow - The Silent Room, as part of The Place’s Dance on Film series at the Bloomberg Gallery, London in November 2011. The interviews capture the transitory nature of performance-making processes, the choreographer engaging in speculation and in researching the vague concept of 'activity' in relation to movement.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Theatre Arts group
Item ID: 12324
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Depositing User: Stefanie Sachsenmaier
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 16:18
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:29
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12324

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