Ninotchka D. Bennahum is a professor of dance history/theory/performance studies in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Antonia Mercé, La Argentina: Flamenco and the Spanish Avant Garde and Carmen: a Gypsy Geography.
Wendy Perron, author of Through the Eyes of a Dancer, danced with Trisha Brown in the 1970s and choreographed more than forty works for her own group from the 1970s to the 1990s. Former longtime editor in chief of Dance Magazine, she now writes for Dance Europe and teaches at NYU Tisch School for the Arts.
Bruce Robertson is a professor in the history of art and architectureand director of the Art, Design, & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. He has published books and curated exhibitions across a wide range of topics, from the sixteenth century to the present.
"...[an] attractive, large-format volume [that] gives props to 96-year-old Anna Halprin." - The Village Voice
"The book significantly revisit[s] the body of the sixties as a living and breathing resource of inspiration, complexity, and revolution." - The Woman's Art Journal
"Through photos, objects and rare footage [featured in the book], the experiments on Ms. Halprin's deck are revealed to be crucial to the Judson revolution and so much that has happened since in New York postmodern dance."
- New York Times
"More than an exhibition catalogue, the text, populated by images of the exhibit’s artifacts, offers an absorptive record that celebrates Halprin, Forti, and Rainer’s historical oeuvres. While maintaining a critical, discursive perspective, especially in the three grounding essays by the book’s editors, the text additionally weaves together artist writings, critical reflection, and personal anecdotes by Forti, John Rockwell, and Morton Subotnick. These supplementary pieces invite the voices of the artist, critic, and collaborator, respectively, giving the book a diverse stylistic ethos that performatively addresses the intangible aspects of its subjects: the body, performance, and time-based materials." - The Drama Review