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Ballet in America

Modern Dance in America: The Choreographers and the Artists

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Mar 14, 10:00am
Rowe Center 10:00am
 
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Ballet in America
Dance and Art Part II
Modern Dance in America: The Choreographers and the Artists

Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning


Iris Fanger, Ph.D., theater and dance critic

As the style of 20th-century movement expanded into modern dance, especially in the United States, the practice of collaboration between artists continued. Among these were works by Merce Cunningham/Jasper Johns, Trisha Brown/Robert Rauschenberg, Lucinda Childs/Sol LeWitt and Molissa Fenley/Keith Haring, augmented by composers such as John Cage. The lecture will include a discussion and films of the works they created together.

This presentation is part of Iris Fanger's Ballet in America series.


Image above: Charlotte Landreau and Lloyd Mayor (foreground), and Konstantina Xintara (background) in Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Spring.” Photo by Brigid Pierce.

Iris Fanger

Iris Fanger


Iris Fanger is a theater and dance critic based in Boston. She has written reviews and feature articles for the Boston HeraldBoston PhoenixThe Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times and The Patriot Ledger, as well as for Dance Magazine and Dancing Times (London).

Former director of the Harvard Summer Dance Center (1977-95) she has taught at Lesley University Graduate School and Tufts University as well as Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned her doctorate in theater history at Tufts University and was a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe. She received the 2005 Dance Champion Awards from the Boston Dance Alliance and, in 2008, won the Outstanding Career Achievement Award from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts. She lectures widely on dance and theater history.

Fanger has been elected a Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

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