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Elizabeth Lerman

Institute Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Institute Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, and the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2002 MacArthur "Genius Grant," a 2011 United States Artists Ford Fellowship in Dance, and a Deutsch Fellow. A key aspect of her artistry is opening her process to various publics from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in bothresearch and outcomes that are participatory, relevant, urgent, and usable by others. She founded Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976 and cultivated the company's unique multi-generational ensemble into a leading force in contemporary dance until 2011.

She was an artist-in-residence and visiting lecturer at Harvard University in 2011, and her most recent work, Healing Wars, toured across the US in 2014-15. Liz conducts residencies on Critical Response Process, creative research, the intersection of art and science, and the building of narrative within dance performance at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, Wesleyan University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the National Theatre Studio, among others. Her collection of essays, Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer, was published in 2011 by Wesleyan University Press and released in paperback in 2014. In 2016 Liz was named the first Institute Professor at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, where she is building a new ensemble lab focused on creative research.

Videos
excerpts of Liz's work throughout her career
Research Activity
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DCE 3613rd-Yr Creative Practices II
HDA 494Special Topics
DCE 494Special Topics
THP 494Special Topics
DCE 499Individualized Instruction
DCE 580Practicum
DSC 592Research
HDA 598Special Topics
DCE 598Special Topics
THP 598Special Topics
DCE 680Practicum
DCE 693Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DCE 360Third-Yr Creative Practices I
HDA 494Special Topics
DCE 499Individualized Instruction
DCE 580Practicum
DCE 584Internship
DCE 590Reading and Conference
DCE 593Applied Project
THP 598Special Topics
HDA 598Special Topics
DCE 680Practicum
DCE 683Fieldwork
DCE 693Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 494Special Topics
DCE 494Special Topics
THP 494Special Topics
DCE 580Practicum
HDA 598Special Topics
THP 598Special Topics
DCE 598Special Topics
DCE 680Practicum
DCE 693Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THF 125Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
DCE 460Transition Project I
DCE 580Practicum
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THP 494Special Topics
DCE 494Special Topics
HDA 494Special Topics
THP 598Special Topics
DCE 598Special Topics
HDA 598Special Topics