Posts Tagged ‘Liz Lerman’

Arts Roundup: More Arts for Anacostia Edition

A 10,000 square foot arts space, Anacostia Arts Center, is coming to Good Hope Road SE this spring. [East City Art]
Corcoran takes valuable rugs to auction. [Post]
Arena Stage and George Washington University team up for a multicity arts initiative spearheaded by Liz Lerman: the National Civil War Project. [Post]
To fund its new Laib Wax Room, [...]

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 [...]

Choreographer Liz Lerman Wins $50,000 Grant

Amazingly, more laurels are being piled at the feet of choreographer Liz Lerman. Yesterday, United States Artists, a relatively new foundation, announced this year’s recipients of its annual grants of $50,000 each. Lerman was one of the 50 winners, together a wide variety of artists that included choreographers Donald Byrd and John Jasperse.
Lerman, who founded [...]

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 [...]

A New Dance Exchange, Starting Sunday

Consider this Sunday night the public launch of a new, reimagined Dance Exchange. The Takoma Park company is going through a bunch of changes; most notably, its founder and artistic director Liz Lerman has left, and longtime company member Cassie Meador is now at the helm. She and the rest of the staff there have [...]

Dance Exchange’s Liz Lerman: The Exit Interview

Earlier this year, dancemaker Liz Lerman surprised modern dance watchers with her decision to step down from the Takoma Park-based company she founded more than 30 years ago, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. Now 63, Lerman is one of the big names in American modern dance, best known for her assertion that dance is for [...]

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 [...]

Clip Jobs: How Choreographers in D.C. Use, Misuse, and Overuse Video

It’s a November evening at Dance Place in Brookland, and a crowd has packed the theater to see some good modern dance. Certainly, it’s in for some: The program’s relentlessly innovative performer—dancer, choreographer, and George Washington University professor Maida Withers—is, at 74, D.C.’s grand dame of dance. And for the first half of the program [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: More than Midterms Edition[\embed]
Here we go November! Here are some free events to start your month off, highlights from Free in DC.
Celebrate World Vegan Day at Busboys & Poets 5th & K NW with a panel of vegan-conscious entrepreneurs from various business backgrounds, including Doron Pertersan, founder of Sticky Fingers Bakery in Columbia Heights; and co-founder of [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Politics & Prose, D.C.’s Sideshow Scene, and the Stewart/Colbert Rally

On the cover of this week's Washington City Paper, Tom Anderson takes a close look at Politics & Prose, the D.C. bookstore and cultural institution that's currently up for sale. Worth pondering: How much is the massive amount of goodwill the store has generated over the years actually worth?
Mike Riggs leads off the arts section [...]