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Babette Mangolte
Steve Paxton in "Goldberg Variations": J.S. Bach played by Glenn Gould, 1955 & 1981, Improvised by Steve Paxton at the Kitchen
1981, B&W print from 1997
Broadway 1602
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by Elisabeth Kley

Originally inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s late 19th-century stop-motion images of animals and human beings, French filmmaker Babette Mangolte found an ideal outlet for her fascination with stillness and movement when she discovered downtown New York experimental performance in 1970. Almost immediately, Mangolte began making movies (which captured) and photos (which froze) the revolutionary Minimalist dances created from ordinary actions by Lucinda Childs, Yvonne Rainer and Trisha Brown and other artists