choreographer

Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

Something to Dance About

He was a master of the Broadway musical and one of the greatest ballet choreographers this country has ever produced.

Martha Graham: Revolt and Passion

About the Dancer

“I wanted to begin not with characters or ideas, but with movements . . .I wanted significant movement. I did not want it to be beautiful or fluid. I wanted it to be fraught with inner meaning, with excitement and surge.” –Martha Graham Martha Graham’s impact on dance was staggering and often compared to that […]

Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis: Nik and Murray

About Murray Louis

For nearly sixty years, Alwin Nikolais was modern dance’s pioneer of multimedia. Among his best known performances are “Masks, Props, and Mobiles” (1953), “Totem” (1960), and “Count Down” (1979). Nikolais would often present his dancers in constrictive spaces and costumes with complicated sound and sets, designed to confuse the process of dance. By placing obstacles […]

Alwin Nikolais

About Alwin Nikolais

For nearly sixty years, Alwin Nikolais was modern dance’s pioneer of multimedia. Among his best known performances are “Masks, Props, and Mobiles” (1953), “Totem” (1960), and “Count Down” (1979). Nikolais would often present his dancers in constrictive spaces and costumes with complicated sound and sets, designed to confuse the process of dance. By placing obstacles […]