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MOVEMENT SPEAKS® at George Bruce Library with Guest Artist Kathryn Posin
February 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Celebrating Moving in Strong and Creative Ways! Weekly program. All sessions recommended, but not required. For adults and seniors of all ages and abilities.
KATHRYN POSIN studied composition with Louis Horst, Anna Sokolow, Merce Cunningham and Hanya Holm, and made her choreographic debut in 1967 at the 92nd St. Y’s historic Kaufmann Concert Hall. Posin’s 50+ works have been performed by her own Kathryn Posin Dance Company, and around the globe by the Netherlands Dans Theater 1 and II, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey 2, Eliot Feld Ballet, Balletmet, Ballet West, Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah, the ballet companies in Ohio, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Sacramento, Louisville, Nevada, and Hartford, the Extemporary Dance Company of London, and the National Ballet of Bulgaria. She was the first international choreographer to make a work for Cloudgate, the national company of Taiwan. Her choreography for theater includes “Salvation” with Bette Midler and Richard Gere, and “The Cherry Orchard” at Lincoln Center, directed by Andrei Serban and starring Meryl Streep and Raul Julia. Posin’s work has been acknowledged with a 2012 Fulbright Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and grants from the America for Bulgaria Foundation, a Jewish Studies Grant from the Gallatin School of NYU, the NEA, NYSCA, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, and a Doris Humphrey Fellowship from ADF and LMCC for 2018. She just received an National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works Grant for her Company’s upcoming New York season.
Posin teaches choreography and World Dance at the Gallatin School of NYU. Upcoming is a new work for Milwaukee Ballet 2.