Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Liz Lerman to Speak at Juice Conference

The Maine Arts Commission is proud to announce that Liz Lerman, the founding artistic director of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, will be doing double duty at the 2009 Juice Conference in Camden this November. She will be speaking on the morning of Saturday, November 14; the title of her speech is Dance as Dialogue, Crafting a Sense of Place. At 7:00 pm the same day, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange will be performing on stage at the Camden Opera House.

Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker. Described by the Washington Post as “the source of an epochal revolution in the scope and purposes of dance art,” her dance/theater works have been seen throughout the United States and abroad. Her aesthetic approach spans the range from abstract to personal to political, while her working process emphasizes research, translation between artistic media, and intensive collaboration with dancers and communities. She founded Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976, and has cultivated the company’s unique multi-generational ensemble, with dancers whose ages span five decades, into a leading force in contemporary dance.

The Juice conference will bring together 500 of Maine's most creative people to plot the future of Maine's economy. To find out more about this conference, or Liz Lerman visit the Juice blog.

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