Lisa Ullmann


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(b Berlin, 17 Jun. 1907; d Chertsey, 25 Jan. 1985)

German-British dance and movement teacher. She studied dance at the Berlin Laban School, graduating in 1929. She taught in Nuremberg and at the Essen Folkwang School, where she worked for Kurt Jooss. In 1933, to escape Nazi persecution, she went to England with Jooss and his company. She taught at Dartington Hall until 1940, lectured and choreographed, and for twenty years (1938–58) was Laban's main collaborator. She was co-founder of the Laban Art of Movement Guild in 1945 and the Art of Movement Studio in Manchester in 1946. She was responsible for revising several books written by Laban, and catalogued the Laban Archives.

Subjects: Dance.

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