Payton Veach AA2-Fall Miller
The Creation of Modern Dancing
Brown, Trisha, Was an American modern dancer and choreographer. After studying dance at Mills College, she moved to New York, where, as a founding member of the innovative and influential Judson Dance Theater, she was at the center of American avant-garde dance. She then formed her own company in 1970.
Cunningham, Merce, Was an American modern dancer and choreographer, Cunningham studied modern dance and ballet at Balanchine's School of American Ballet. A superb dancer, long-bodied, long-necked, and lean with an amazing ability to jump, he was a soloist in Graham's company from 1940 to 1955. He presented his first work in 1942 and formed his own company in 1953, creating innovative dances to the music of avant-garde composers, including his life partner and musical director John Cage.