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Paxton, Steve

Overview
Works: 226 works in 285 publications in 5 languages and 1,171 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Dance films  Educational films  Filmed dance  Documentary films  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Performer, Dancer, Author, Interviewee, Commentator, zxx, Choreographer, Narrator, Author of introduction, Director
Classifications: N6537.R27, 709.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton : speaking of dance by Douglas Rosenberg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with modern dancer and choreographer Steve Paxton. He speaks about his career since the 1960's and his work with Cunningham, Trisha Brown, and others as well as his involvement with Contact Improvisation
Antic meet( Visual )

2 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in Swedish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance is of Merce Cunningham's Antic Meet
Material for the spine : a movement study = une étude du mouvement by Steve Paxton( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A technical approach to the processes of improvisation ... exploring interior and exterior muscles of the back. ... During four collaborative years with Steve Paxton, these original audiovisual essays, motion capture sequences, and extracts from lectures, classes and performances have been realized to present an overview, the details of the technique, and the exercises and forms that constitute it."--Container
Caught falling : the confluence of contact improvisation, Nancy Stark Smith, and other moving ideas by David Koteen( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact at 10th & 2nd( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Document of the 11th anniversary of Contact Improvisation performance at St. Mark's Church in N.Y.C. with dancers from England, Canada and the U.S."--Container
Magnesium : a dance by Steve Paxton. Peripheral vision. Soft pallet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary for Soft pallet: "Selections from a Contact Improvisation concert in Rome at L'Attico Gallery in 1973"--Container
Fall after Newton : contact improvisation, 1972-1983( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected performance footage traces eleven years of growth in the contact improvisation form of modern dance; focuses on the development of Nancy Stark Smith as an improvisational dancer
Contact improvisation archive( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fall after Newton takes a sweeping look at 11 years of practive of Contact Improvisation by Nancy Stark Smith and initiator, Steve Paxton, from its beginnings in 1972 through sucessive years of performances up to 1983
Chute ; Fall after Newton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary for Chute: "Edit of the first Contact Improvisation demonstrations/installation in N.Y.C. at the John Weber Gallery in 1972. Performers from N.Y.C., University of Rochester, Oberlin College, and Bennington College"--Container
Robert Rauschenberg, a retrospective by Walter Hopps( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Dutch and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of standing still something else is occuring and the name for that is the small dance by Steve Paxton( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touchdown dance by Steve Paxton( Visual )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American dancer Steve Paxton and psychologist and theatre director Anne Kilcoyne provide comment about a contemporary dance form called contact improvisation while documenting a workshop introducing this dance form to the visually impaired. Blind woman Kirin Saaed provides additional comment as a student participant
On the edge : dialogues on dance improvisation in performance = Créateurs de l'imprévu : dialogues autour de la danse et de l'improvisation en spectacle( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with dancers/improvisers whose creative process derives directly from instant composition
Contact improvisation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents segments of separate performances in New York, California and Rome demonstrating the dance form referred to as contact improvisation. One segment examines 11 years of practice and development, 1972-1983, by Nancy Stark Smith and initiator Steve Paxton
Magnesium( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An improvisational dance by Steve Paxton and six other dancers, which investigates the reflexive quality of touch, with momentum, falling, rolling and colliding; it concludes with a sustained tableau of balanced standing stillness. This piece is often referred to as the seminal work for Contact improvisation
Chute : [contact improvisation]( Visual )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chute" was the first contact improvisation concert; narration describes some of the original concerns of the form, mostly speaking of falling
Contact improvisation by Steve Paxton( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact improvisation archive, 1972-1983( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternately called an art-sport, a social dance, animal play, a physical dialogue, Contact Improvisation has evolved into a world-wide practice with a profound influence on the dance of our times. These videos give a rare look at this vital dance form. They are not training tapes. Rather, they track a key period of exploration and discovery through narrated documentaries and documents of performances by its initiator, Steve Paxton, and founding practitioners
Material for the Spine a movement study = une étude du mouvement by Steve Paxton( )

2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During four collaborative years with Steve Paxton, these original audiovisual essays, motion capture sequences, and extracts from lectures, classes and performances have been realized to present an overview, the details of the technique, and the exercises and forms that constitute it."--Container
Beyond the mainstream( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the non-traditional modern dance trends through interviews with and excerpts from the work of choreographers Trisha Brown, David Gordon, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainier and Kei Takei
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Robert Rauschenberg, a retrospective
Alternative Names
Steve Paxton Amerikaans choreograaf

Steve Paxton ballerino e coreografo statunitense

Steve Paxton chorégraphe

Пэкстон, Стив

Languages
English (79)

French (2)

Swedish (2)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

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