Dancing-the body thinking; Poetry-the buildings of words
Saturday, July 29th @1:30am Sister Bay Village Hall 10693 WI-42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
In this interactive workshop, Janet Lilly will explore with participants the interplay of words and movement in choreography. Inspired by the writings of Lilly’s longtime collaborator, poet Susan Firer, participants will develop short performance pieces using imagery, sense and nonsense, architecture, rhythms, and repetitions as jumping-off points for interdisciplinary collaboration. All levels of experience welcome.
Janet Lilly, a former principal dancer and teacher with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, is the Director of Dance at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). Lilly joined UNCG after over 15 years at the Peck School of Arts Department of Dance at the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, where she was instrumental in creating a low-residency MFA program for returning dance professionals. Awarded a 2008-09 Fulbright Lecturer Fellowship, Lilly has choreographed and taught as a guest artist and teacher on college campuses in the United States and abroad.
Susan Firer’s most recent book is The Transit of Venus. She is the author of five previous books of poetry, including Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People: New & Selected Poems 1979-2007 and The Lives of the Saints and Everything. Her books have been awarded the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize, the Posner Award, and the Backwaters Prize. She has also been the recipient of a Milwaukee County Artist Fellowship, a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and the Lorine Niedecker Award. In 2015, Firer was a National Endowment for the Arts fellow. Her poems have appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Chicago Review, Ms. (Magazine), Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, Conduit, The New Yorker and other journals and anthologies. Firer’s poem “Call Me Pier” is included in the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Everywhere series. From 2008-2010, she was Poet Laureate of the City of Milwaukee. The University of Nebraska Press reissued her fourth book, The Laugh We Make When We Fall, in fall 2021. More information at www.susanfirer.com
Sponsored by: Donors- Karen & Doug Anderson
Bio Photos: Hannah Long (Janet Lilly), Josh Modell (Susan Firer) Header Design: Charlie Stephens Header: Allison Evans at Wild Nest Photography