Dancing Conversation: Women & Witchcraft with Liz Lerman
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About the Event
Join NCCAkron this spring for our series of Dancing Conversations! These free public events locate dance among broader topics and offer an opportunity to demonstrate the aesthetic range within the dance field.
Past Dancing Conversations events have covered topics such as dance on camera (held at the Akron Public Library-Main Branch), nature as creative collaborator (held at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Conservancy), dance’s role in cultural diplomacy (held at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland), and the intersection of dance and emerging technology (held at the Akron Art Museum).
Dancing Conversations will take place on the third Thursdays of April, May, and June at 7pm Eastern. All conversations will be virtual and open to the public.
On Thursday, May 20, Liz Lerman (Tempe, AZ) and her collaborators will discuss the demonization of women, and the invisibility of women as they age. Lerman is currently developing a work around these topics called Wicked Bodies with support from an NCCAkron Satellite Residency. Her four-decade career has involved personal story, public participation, and diverse collaborators including shipbuilders, physicists, construction workers, and cancer researchers. She is credited as ““the source of an epochal revolution in the scope and purposes of dance art” (The Washington Post).