Janice Ross

Janice Ross is a Professor of Dance Studies and the author of four books and dozens of articles and reviews. A former dance critic and journalist, her articles on dance have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Timesm and Dance Magazinem among other publications. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship, and Israel Institute grants, and is past president of the international Society of Dance History Scholars.

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Anna Halprin

Anna Halprin was one of the founders of the American avant-garde in modern dance. Beginning with her work in the late 1950s and early 1960s, she radically expanded ideas of what could constitute a dance, incorporating task and chance activity while also creating one of the first multiracial dance groups and incorporating the aged and terminally ill as subject and dancers in her works.

Irina Jacobson

Irina Jacobson, the wife of the prolific and innovative Soviet-Russian choreographer, Leonid Jacobson, was a living archive of his scores of radical and innovative ballets. A former soloist with the Kirov Ballet and the protégé of Agrippina Vaganova, she emigrated to the West in 1982 and was in demand internationally as a teacher and stager of Jacobson’s works, as well as of Romantic and Classical ballets.

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