Ralph Lemon

(b. 1953)

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(b Minnesota, 1953)

US dancer and choreographer. He studied at the University of Minnesota and with Nancy Hauser, dancing with her company (1977–9). He moved to New York and danced with various companies including Meredith Monk's (1979–81) and in 1981 presented his first concert of work. He founded his own company in 1985 for which he has choreographed many works including Persephone (mus. Davis, 1991). His works have also been performed by other companies, including the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble (Folkdance, 1998) and Lyon Opera Ballet (My Tears Have Been My Meat Night and Day, 1994). In 1995 he disbanded his dance company to form the multi-disciplinary ensemble Cross Performance, working with dance, theatre, film and visual arts. His projects for this have included the trilogy Geography (1997–2005).

Subjects: Dance.

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