Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Janet Lilly - Choreographic Approaches Workshop

Janet Lilly, an Associate Professor at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, U.S.A conducted a series of technique, choreography and pedagogy sessions with the repertory at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts.

Janet Lilly focused on Choreographic Approaches – Weaknesses and Problems as part of the Continuing Professional Development programme for the repertory members.
As a choreographer, performer and teacher, Janet has enjoyed 19 years of professional experience in the field of dance and theater. From 1983 to 1991, she was a Principal Dancer with internationally renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, also serving as the company's rehearsal director, master teacher and repertory reconstructor. As a Jacob Javits fellow, Janet received an MFA in Dance with highest honors from the University of Michigan in 1992.

Since arriving in Milwaukee, Ms. Lilly has choreographed extensively for the UWM Dance program as well as continuing to perform and present her work nationally and in New York City. Janet has received numerous choreographic grants including The Arts Foundation of Michigan and recently received a creation and planning grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Janet and the Attakkalari Repertory presented their week’s learning on Friday, April 17th , 2009 at the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Art Studios.

Photo Credits: Akshay Mahajan (except Janet Lilly photo)

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