Arriving in New York in the late 1950's, USA Barr Fellow Steve Paxton had no trouble making a name for himself in the dance world. As the inventor of Contact Improvisation and the creator of many great works, Paxton developed ingenious techniques that are still referrenced today. He has received grants from Change, Inc., E.A.T., the Foundation for Performance Arts, John D. Rockefeller Fund, and a Guggenheim Fellowship and has also been awarded two NY Bessie Awards. Paxton now resides on a farm, and is a contributing editor to Contact Quarterly Dance Journal. #usafellows #featuredfellow
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  • unitedstatesartistsArriving in New York in the late 1950's, USA Barr Fellow Steve Paxton had no trouble making a name for himself in the dance world. As the inventor of Contact Improvisation and the creator of many great works, Paxton developed ingenious techniques that are still referrenced today. He has received grants from Change, Inc., E.A.T., the Foundation for Performance Arts, John D. Rockefeller Fund, and a Guggenheim Fellowship and has also been awarded two NY Bessie Awards. Paxton now resides on a farm, and is a contributing editor to Contact Quarterly Dance Journal. #usafellows #featuredfellow

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