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Julie Ince Thompson Theatre at the Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
The Dance Complex present the 2nd in “The Choreography of…” series:
The Choreography of Choreography with Liz Lerman, choreographer, author, teacher of teachers and MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, gives a lecture to benefit The Dance Complex’s Dance Building Building Dance campaign, Sunday, June 28, 2015, 7:00pm.
May 26, 2015 / Cambridge, MA:
The Dance Complex welcomes Liz Lerman to the organization’s Central Square, Cambridge home for an inside look at Lerman's work, highlighting her unique and dimensional research methods that have engaged scientists, shipyard workers, lawyers and multiple versions of communities, alongside professional dancers, in the making of art and performance for the last forty years. At the forefront of redefining 20th into 21st century American performance, Ms. Lerman is known for her lucid translations of the art form; her Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, a performance company, was at the forefront of boundary breaking arts, ideas and dance.
In addition to Ms. Lerman’s lecture, Peter DiMuro / Public Displays of Motion will perform an excerpt from a work in progress, “Nearer, Closer…”, choreographed by Peter DiMuro. Mr. DiMuro, Executive Director of The Dance Complex and former long-standing company member and Artistic Director of Ms. Lerman’s company, will host the dialogue with Ms. Lerman to cap the evening, bringing the audience into the discussion about creative process. Dessert will follow.
The event is a benefit for The Dance Complex's Dance Building Building Dance campaign.
Limited seating available.
||The Choreography of Choreography with Liz Lerman, a lecture,
with performance by Peter DiMuro / Public Displays of Motion
||June 28, 2015, 7:00pm
||The Dance Complex 536 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
|| $45.00 General Admission; $25.00 Boston Dance Alliance; $90.00 VIP (includes pre-recption with Ms. Lerman)
Click here for information on Ms. Lerman’s day long workshop on Monday, June 29, 2015, for dance-makers, choreographers and members of the community.
Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker. From a piece about her days as a go-go dancer in 1974 to a recent investigation of origins that included putting dancers in the tunnels of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, she has spent the past four decades making her artistic research personal, funny, intellectually vivid, and up to the minute. A key aspect of her artistry is opening her process to various publics from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in both research and outcomes that are participatory, relevant, urgent, and usable by others.
She founded Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976 and cultivated the company's unique multi-generational ensemble into a leading force in contemporary dance. Now she is pursuing new projects with fresh partnerships, including a recent semester at Harvard University as an artist-in-residence; initiating the National Civil War Project which pairs theaters and universities to create new work and new research related to our civil war; the new work Healing Wars, an investigation of the impact of war on medicine (2014). Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer, Liz's collection of essays was published by Wesleyan University Press.
Liz has been the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2002 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship, a 2011 United States Artists Ford Fellowship in Dance, and the 2014 Dance/USA Honor Award. Her work has been commissioned by Harvard Law School, Lincoln Center, the American Dance Festival and the Kennedy Center, among many others.
Peter DiMuro became the Executive Director of The Dance Complex in 2013, returning to Boston after touring, teaching and making dances internationally for 30 years, fifteen of which occurring while as a company member, and later Artistic Director, of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. He continues to create, advocate and educate through his artistic umbrella, Peter DiMuro / Public Displays of Motion. His work has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Boston Center for the Arts, a 2015 Boston Dance Alliance Retreat and Rehearsal Fellowship and has been commissioned nationally and abroad.
The Dance Complex is a central hub of dance locally, regionally and nationally. We enable the creation, study and performance of dance. We sustain artists, audiences and the community through programs that connect movement and ideas. We celebrate curiosity and wonder for all in regards to dance.
“The Choreography of…” series is a program of The Dance Complex, delving into the creative processes in several fields. “The Choreography of Couture with Jay Calderin” was the first in the series this past spring. Future incarnations will look to technology, the world of cuisine and more creative endeavors. The format includes performance, demonstrations, lecture and always-insightful conversation.
For underwriting & sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Mary McCarthy at, firstname.lastname@example.org . Program, Venue & Personnel subject to change.