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.
has trained in many forms and aesthetics including Graham technique, Indonesian dance, and the work of the Judson Church experimentalists.
has a longstanding professional relationship with the Netherlands.
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.
recent public dialogue with Anouk van Dijk at Philadelphia's Susan Hess Studio
curiosity about the similarities and differences in U.S. and Dutch culture.
has created over 30 performance works, several with her former New York-based company featuring John Jasperse, Sasha Waltz and Meg Stuart.
began writing to chronicle her
teaching of Trisha Brown's Glacial Decoyto theParis Opera Ballet
Since then she
has become one of two main dance critics for the Philadelphia Inquirer
and is a frequent contributortoDance Magazine
has written on such subjects as "Americans Abroad" (April 2006) about U.S. dance artists based in Europe.