Dance Index

The journal Dance Index was founded by Lincoln Kirstein in 1942. Over the following seven years, 56 issues were published, presenting original scholarship on a wide range of dance subjects. In the spirit of its predecessor, the new Dance Index examines the multi-dimensional richness and diversity of the world of dance. Its intention is to surprise and excite a general audience with a new level of understanding and appreciation of the real and critical importance of dance in contemporary culture. 

New Issue

When Noguchi Took the Stage

by Edward M. Gómez

DANCE INDEX, Volume 8 No. 1, Fall 2017

ISBN 978-0-87130-075-1

32 pages, 27 illustrations


In the first issue of the new Dance Index, author Edward M. Gómez explores the long history of Isamu Noguchi’s creations for the stage. This elegantly produced, elaborately illustrated publication presents new scholarship on this central component to the great sculptor’s oeuvre. The reader will learn about important collaborations with Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and others, and how Noguchi’s design for the stage relates to both his life-history and his better-known work as a sculptor.

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