Posts Tagged ‘Cassie Meador’

Dancing on Their Own

Outside of Sidney Harman Hall last Thursday evening, Keira Hart Mendoza’s company UpRooted Dance was releasing balloons into the sky.
Titled “What Goes Up Must Come Down,” her piece transformed the sidewalk into a windswept stage, while dancers with balloons clipped to their bodies and hair floated into the Harman’s foyer. It was a delightful, thoughtful exploration [...]

Life After Lerman: The Dance Exchange Ponders a Future Without Its Founder

The group of revelers who gathered at Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theatre in mid-June to commemorate choreographer Liz Lerman’s exit from the eponymous dance company she’d founded 35 years ago was about as swanky as they come. The host committee included notables like Dance magazine Editor Wendy Perron, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and avant-garde Japanese [...]

The Dance Exchange Changes Hands

The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange announced today that its founder and director, Liz Lerman, is stepping down and will leave the reins to company member Cassie Meador. The Washington Post first reported the news this morning.
In a way, it’s a big surprise and a big deal. Despite the emergence of other strong local companies, the [...]