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Liz Lerman

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(born 25 December 1947 in Los Angeles), American dancer, choreographer, and author.

The foremost exponent and practitioner of community-based dance in the United States, Lerman...

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Liz Lerman

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(born 25 December 1947 in Los Angeles), American dancer, choreographer, and author.

The foremost exponent and practitioner of community-based dance in the United States, Lerman...

See overview in Oxford Index

Lerman, Liz (25 December 1947)

Cathryn Harding.

in The International Encyclopedia of Dance

January 1998; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance. 516 words.

(born 25 December 1947 in Los Angeles), American dancer, choreographer, and author.

The foremost exponent and practitioner of community-based dance

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Dancing Folk

Rebecca Rossen.

in Dancing Jewish

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 21930 words.

This chapter focuses on ensemble pieces created at two distinct periods after World War II—the 1950s and 1990s—that explored memory, loss, immigration, the Diaspora, and cultural belonging....

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Dancing Zionism, Embodying Conflict

Rebecca Rossen.

in Dancing Jewish

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 18363 words.

This chapter discusses how dance has served as a platform to negotiate the shifting relationship between American Jews and Israel. In the mid-twentieth century, Jewish choreographers...

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Movement Potentials and Civic Engagement

David J. Elliott.

in Artistic Citizenship

November 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Applied Music. 10159 words.

In a transcribed interview, choreographer Liz Lerman addresses the role of social activism in her work. She also describes its origins in the influence of her parents, struggles with her...

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Dancing Jewish

Rebecca Rossen.

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Dance; Ethnomusicology. 336 pages.

While Jews are commonly referred to as the “people of the book,” American Jewish choreographers have consistently turned to dance as a means to articulate personal and collective...

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