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Ms. Lisa Kraus

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Performing Arts Coordinator

Bryn Mawr College
101 N Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr , Pennsylvania 19010
United States

Company Description: Bryn Mawr College is a highly selective liberal arts college in suburban Philadelphia for students who share an intense intellectual commitment, a self-directed and...   more
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Together with Lisa Kraus, he founded the Arnhem Shambhala Center in the Netherlands, where he lived from 1991 to 2000.
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Lisa Kraus came to Buddhist practice through dance and the arts-rich environment surrounding Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. As a student and later faculty at Naropa University (then Institute) in the '70s and '80s, she explored the commingling of meditation practice and movement, an interest which continues to this day. Her career has included performing and restaging dances for the Trisha Brown Dance Company, choreographing, teaching at universities and arts centers, writing and presenting the work of other artists as Coordinator of the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series. Traveling extensively, she has been able to study and witness devotional dance practice in Asian cultures.
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Along with Jude Robison and Asimina Chremos, Lisa co-founded the Contemplative Dance Practice Group at the Philadelphia Shambhala Center and has led CDP retreats in Bucks County and in Tel Aviv and Galilee, Israel.
Courtyard Dancers
www.courtyarddancers.org, 4 Nov 2014 [cached]
Lisa Kraus, Philadelphia Inquirer
Biographical Notes on Lisa Kraus
www.danceadvance.org, 14 Sept 2009 [cached]
Biographical note on Lisa Kraus
Lisa Kraus is a choreographer, teacher, and writerwhose career has included dancing as a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, choreographing and performing extensively with her own company and as an independent, teaching at universities and arts centers, and writing reviews, features and essays on dance for internet and print publication. She has trained in many forms and aesthetics including Graham technique, Indonesian dance, and the work of the Judson Church experimentalists.
Ms. Kraus has a longstanding professional relationship with the Netherlands. She first performed at major Dutch venues with the Trisha Brown Dance Company in a 1980 tour organized by the Netherlands Theater Institute. That same year, she began a ten-year association with School for New Dance Development as an annually-invited guest teacher. In 1990 she relocated to the Netherlands to teach dance technique, composition, and improvisation at the European Dance Development Centerin Arnhem for nearly a decade. Her recent public dialogue with Anouk van Dijk at Philadelphia's Susan Hess Studio rekindled her curiosity about the similarities and differences in U.S. and Dutch culture.
Ms. Kraus has created over 30 performance works, several with her former New York-based company featuring John Jasperse, Sasha Waltz and Meg Stuart.
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Lisa Kraus began writing to chronicle her teaching of Trisha Brown's Glacial Decoyto theParis Opera Ballet in 2003. Since then she has become one of two main dance critics for the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a frequent contributortoDance Magazine where she has written on such subjects as "Americans Abroad" (April 2006) about U.S. dance artists based in Europe.
Swarthmore College: Academics: Course Catalog
www.swarthmore.com, 21 June 2005 [cached]
Lisa Kraus, B.A., Bennington College, Associate inPerformance (Dance), Swarthmore College.
PhiladelphiaDANCE.org: Tracing Lineage Screening this Friday
www.philadelphiadance.org, 13 June 2006 [cached]
For her solo 50 Moves (2003), choreographer Lisa Kraus fashioned a palette of fifty individual movements chosen from her lifetime of dancing.Then she went a step further to tell the stories behind each of the moves: their origins, associations, and place in dance history.Videographer Carmella Vassor-Johnson has collaborated with Kraus to convey this ‘back story' of the dance, revealing the subtle or humorous qualities of individual movements in a video that is part informative primer, part intimate portrait of an artist.
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Lisa Kraus has performed and taught everywhere from opera houses to nursing homes in her thirty year dance career.An early member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and a New York-based choreographer in the eighties, she taught for a decade at the European Dance Development Center in the Netherlands before moving to Philadelphia.She is this season's CEC Resident Artist in Dance, a teacher at Swarthmore College, and writes frequently on dance for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Lisa Kraus
141 Orchard Court
Blue Bell, PA 19422
215.641.9159 or 267.625.4484
lisakraus@verizon.net
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