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Liz Lerman was determined to memorialize her mother’s passing in dance, but quickly found that there were no elderly dancers to portray the characters. That’s when she started teaching dance in a senior home and ultimately led to her founding of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.


Liz Lerman, the Founding Artistic Director of the Liz Lerman Dance
Exchange is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker.
Described by the Washington Post as “the source of an epochal
revolution in the scope and purposes of dance art,” her dance/theater
works have been seen throughout the United States and abroad. She
founded Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976 and has cultivated the
company’s unique multi-generational ensemble, with dancers whose ages
span five decades, into a leading force in contemporary dance.

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