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Women in Dance

Curated by Maura Keefe

An Introduction By

Maura Keefe

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Ann Carlson

Defying categorization, Ann Carlson has created works that invite her audiences to look at life with a new perspective.

Crystal Pite

Among today’s most compelling dancemakers, Crystal Pite uses both narrative and expressive elements to create riveting dance theater works.

Annie-B Parson

In ongoing collaboration with Paul Lazar, Annie-B Parson strives to create something new out of something old with their Big Dance Theater.

Trisha Brown

Regarded as a dance maverick since the early 1960s, Trisha Brown forged an especially close relationship with Jacob’s Pillow starting in 1980.

Monica Bill Barnes

Monica Bill Barnes leads a New York-based company whose mission is to celebrate individuality, humor, and the innate theatricality of daily life.

Sharon Eyal

Prior to founding L-E-V in 2013 with Gai Behar, the Jerusalem-born Sharon Eyal was muse, dancer, and choreographer at Batsheva.

Emily Molnar

As director of Ballet BC, Emily Molnar has assembled a diverse repertoire from the late 20th and early 21st centuries as well as creating her own new works.

Elizabeth Streb

Once called the Evel Knievel of dance, Elizabeth Streb intertwines the disciplines of dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and Hollywood stunt-work.

Bebe Miller

Known for its mix of virtuosic dancing and fundamental humanity, Bebe Miller’s choreography has been produced across the country and internationally.

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

The Colombian-born and Belgian-trained Annabelle Lopez Ochoa makes sleek and stylish dances that are unabashedly virtuosic.

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