WISH LIST: $100: dance shoes for a 72-year old dancer; $500: 1 workshop at a behavioral health center for troubled teens; $1500: full-day, team-led workshops at a local children's hospital
One of the first companies to foster an intergenerational approach to dance -- performers range in age from 25 to 74 -- and to use dancers of different sizes and physical capabilities -- slim and large, professional and non-professional, in their wheelchairs and on their feet -- Liz Lerman Dance Exchange has, for over three decades, created groundbreaking, multimedia, multi-disciplinary works and integrated them with community engagement, educational, and residency activities. The company performs anywhere it can move: in schools, shipyards, museums, sculpture gardens, trailer parks, and police stations, as well as on the nation's major stages. Always posing key questions -- "who gets to dance? where is the dance happening? what is it about? why does it matter?" -- the company believes that everyone should have access to the health, self-expression, and well-being that dance affords. Exploring art, science, personal identity, faith, and other subjects that link the ordinary with the profound, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange reminds us that everyone benefits when art is at the table. You can make sure that it is.
Communications and Development Director
7117 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
301-270-6700 ext 13