Weekend reading

Two articles came out this week featuring interviews with prolific choreographers Liz Lerman and Mark Morris. In both interviews, the choreographers discuss what it is to be an aging artist: the Washington Post interview with Liz by Laura Hambleton makes the topic its focus, while the interview in the New York Times with Mark Morris by Joan Anderman references it in a larger conversation.

I won’t say much about these articles, just that they are a delightful and fascinating back-to-back read, especially for dancers wondering if and when their career ends. It probably won’t surprise you that both choreographers have slightly different takes on that, but to be honest, I found more similarities between these two artists than I imagined. So–read in any sequence, and enjoy!

Choreographer Liz Lerman on the ups and downs of aging
By Laura Hambleton
The Washington Post, June 3, 2013

Liz, center, with Dancers of The Third Age in 1982. Photo by Dennis Deloria.












Dancing Happily Around All Topics
By Joan Anderman
The New York Times, June 6, 2013

Mark Morris. Photo by Andrea Mohin, The New York Times

About Sarah Levitt

Sarah Levitt (Resident Artist/Communications Coordinator) is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Maryland.