Liz Lerman Dance Umbrella Lecture 2017

Finding the thread, losing the plot

Liz Lerman, Institute Professor at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, is well known as a choreographer, author, MacArthur ‘genius’ Fellow, founder of Dance Exchange and creator of the popular Critical Response Process.

Launching the Dance Umbrella Lecture series, Lerman considers the different ways we watch theatre and dance, and examines where we find strength and resonance as art-makers and art-watchers. Lerman takes real situations as starting points for her creations – the American Civil War, ageing, physics at CERN, microbiology – to travel far beyond reality, constructing performances that are personal, funny, and intellectually vivid.

After the lecture, there is a Q&A with Steven Hoggett, Movement Director for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

A Dance Umbrella event presented in partnership with the National Theatre
In association with One Dance UK and Fuel

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