Nancy Topf was a dancer, choreographer, and teacher celebrated for developing a new approach to Anatomical Release Technique, which she called Topf Technique and Dynamic Anatomy. She studied at the Merce Cunningham School and she explored the role of imagery in dance through her collaborations with Marsha Paludan, John Rolland, and Mary Fulkerson. Throughout her career, she participated in several performances at The Kitchen, including the benefit dance program Dance Day (1980) and Jean Dupuy’s Soup and Tart (1974). For more information, please visit

Soup and Tart