Arnold, Becky (1936–)

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Arnold, Becky (1936–)

American postmodern dancer and choreographer. Born Sept 21, 1936, in Blossten, Indiana.

Moved to New York City and danced for Helen Tamiris in Women's Song, Memoirs (both 1960), and Arrows of Desire (1963), among others; performed in the premiere of Yvonne Rainer's Continuous Project Altered Daily (1966), considered crucial in the development of postmodern dance; was founding member of improvisational troupe The Grand Union, with whom she performed 2 years; continues to choreograph for own company. Further works include Motor Dance (1975), Bonaja Transit (1976), Solo Dance and Film (1977), Dancing Fats (1978), and Encounters (1980).

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