Ralph Lemon


One of three books in a new series from MoMA that focuses on the greats in modern dance.


ISBN: 9781633450073 Category:

Thomas J. Lax, David Velasco


MoMA Dance is a new series of monographs exploring dance makers in the twenty-first century. Each volume focuses on a single contemporary choreographer, presenting a rich collection of newly commissioned texts along with a definitive catalogue of the artist’s projects. Accessible, informative, and inspiring, they are indispensible guides to contemporary dance for fans and scholars alike. Born in Cincinnati and raised in Minnesota, Ralph Lemon is one of the most significant figures to emerge from New York’s downtown dance community in the 1980s. His politically resonant and deeply personal projects are investigations of race, identity, memory, and mourning. A polymath and self-described conceptualist, he combines dance with visual art, film, and ethnography, creating works that live on the theater stage, in print, and in the museum. The book features texts by scholars and performers, an original photoessay by Lemon, and an extensive chronology, greatly enhancing the understanding and appreciation of Lemon’s boundary-pushing body of work.

Additional information

Weight 468 g
Dimensions 16.6 x 24.9 cm
Publisher name The Museum of Modern Art
Publication date 1 October 2016
Number of pages 168
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 16.6 x 24.9 cm
Weight 468 g


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