Speaking of Dance: Twelve Contemporary Choreographers on Their Craft delves into the choreographic processes of some of America's most engaging and revolutionary dancemakers. Based on personal interviews, the book's narratives reveal the methods and quests of, among others, Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk, Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, and Mark Morris. Morgenroth shows how the ideas, craft, and passion that go into their work have led these choreographers to disrupt known forms and expectations. The history of dance in the making is revealed through the stories of these intelligent, articulate, and witty dance masters.

chapter |4 pages


chapter |6 pages

Historical Background

chapter 1|11 pages

Merce Cunningham

chapter 2|17 pages

Anna Halprin

chapter 3|16 pages

David Gordon

chapter 4|13 pages

Trisha Brown

chapter 5|14 pages

Lucinda Childs

chapter 6|14 pages

Meredith Monk

chapter 7|17 pages

Elizabeth Streb

chapter 8|20 pages

Eiko Otake

chapter 9|16 pages

Bill T. Jones

chapter 10|18 pages

Ann Carlson

chapter 11|15 pages

Mark Morris

chapter 12|18 pages

John Jasperse