Memorial Gathering for Elaine Summers

Saturday, February 28 6pm

Elaine Summers: Absence & Presence
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012

Elaine Summers byDan Budnick
Elaine Summers in “Theater Piece for Chairs and Ladders”, 1965
©Dan Budnik, with kind permission.

We warmly welcome you to get together and reminisce about Elaine and her wonderful, highly influential work, which literally changed people’s lives over the many years she created.

There will be a program of words, dance, film, and music, curated by Juliette Mapp andThomas Körtvélyessy, including contributions from Elaine’s family and close friends and collaborators. Stay tuned to follow the evening via live-stream

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P.S. Towards the end we will invite everybody to dance with us, honoring Elaine. To make it a true intermedia event, please consider if you have anything gray or white to wear.


  • February 28th, 2015
  • Movement Research Staff

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