A Study in Solo: Steve Paxton's Goldberg Variations
Steve Paxton's Goldberg Variations, which he performed nearly 200 times between 1986 and 1992, fits uneasily into accounts of recent dance history because it was an improvisation. This essay discusses the problems of acknowledging the liveness and uniqueness of the performance event that improvisation in particular raises, and uses this as a basis to analyze Goldberg Variations.
Citation : Burt, Ramsay (2019) A Study in Solo: Steve Paxton's Goldberg Variations. In: Romain Bigé ed. Steve Paxton: Drafting Interior Techniques. Lisbon: Culturegest, pp. 135-152
ISBN : 9789727691203
Research Institute : Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies
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