Retracing Steps: American Dance Since Postmodernism (1988)

Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA, West Germany  |  
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In this documentary, nine "postmodern" American choreographers examine modern dance and find that its movement vocabulary is inadequate to express their inner vision. Each gives some autobiographical exposition of their evolution as dancers and choreographers. No pontificating experts or dance historians mar the simple premise of this surprisingly revealing film, and reviewers were unusually positive in their comments about it, despite the obscure subject matter. Among the artists appearing are Bill T. Jones, Jim Self, Molissa Fenley, Diane Martel, Stephen Petronio, Wendy Perron, Blondell Cummings, Johanna Boyce and Arnie Zane.