Learn how the great choreographers transformed the arts and our view of the world. Consider the roots of ballet with Marius Petipa; Isadora Duncan and modern dance; Martha Graham and dance’s relationship to the psyche; Vaslav Nijinsky and his collaborators; Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes; George Balanchine’s reinvention of ballet; and theatrical dance genius Jerome Robbins. We will also define what great choreography means today: Morris, Bausch, Fosse, and more.
Kathryn Roszak trained at Balanchine’s School of American Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. She was a soloist with San Francisco Opera Ballet and has choreographed/taught for San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Opera. She produces dance films and is founder of the Women Ballet Choreographers/Composers Residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program