Elizabeth Souritz

(b. 1923)

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(b Berlin, 25 Feb. 1923)

Russian dance writer. She studied at the Moscow Theatre Institute and worked in the Moscow Theatre museum and Theatre library and from 1964 in the Institute for Studies in the Arts. As a specialist in dance activity in Moscow in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the careers of émigré Russian dancers she has contributed to several reference books and is author of numerous articles, including ‘Moscow's Island of Dance (1934–41)’ in Dance Chronicle (1994). She is also author of Soviet Choreographers in the 1920s (1990).

Subjects: Dance.

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