Movers & Shapers Podcast: Elizabeth McPherson

By October 6, 2015 Podcast

MOVERS & SHAPERS:
Podcast No.10 – ELIZABETH MCPHERSON

Release Date: October 6, 2015

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ABOUT ELIZABETH MCPHERSON: PROFESSOR, WRITER, HISTORIAN, NOTATOR

Elizabeth McPherson is an associate professor and coordinator of the BA in Dance (with teaching concentrations) at Montclair State University. She received her BFA from Juilliard, followed by an MA from The City College of New York, and a PhD from New York University. Dr. McPherson is the author of The Bennington School of the Dance: A History in Writings and Interviews and The Contributions of Martha Hill to American Dance and Dance Education, 1900-1995, as well as a contributor of articles and reviews to Ballet ReviewDance Teacher MagazineAttitude: The Dancers’ Magazine and The Journal of Dance Education. She worked as a historical consultant on the film Miss Hill, Making Dance Matter and is the Executive Editor of the journal Dance Education in Practice, produced by the National Dance Education Organization. The focus of her research is teaching and learning in dance education with an emphasis on history. She has particular expertise in oral interviews, which make up significant portions of both of her books.

Dr. McPherson has staged numerous 20th century dance works from Labanotation and other sources. Recent projects include Antony Tudor’s Continuo and excerpts from Anna Sokolow’s Rooms. She is a board member of the Martha Hill Dance Fund (since 2005) and on the professional advisory committee of the Dance Notation Bureau. Performance credits include: Ernesta Corvino’s Dance Circle Company, Avodah Dance Ensemble, and the Louis Johnson Dance Theatre.

MORE ON ELIZABETH MCPHERSON

PODCAST INTERVIEW LINKS

Nashville Metro Parks

Balanchine’s “Nutcracker”

Petipa’s “Sleeping Beauty”

Nashville Ballet

Burklyn Ballet Theatre

La Sylphide

Ellen Robbins

Lawrence Rhodes

Alfredo Corvino

Journal of Dance Education

Donald McKayle’s “Games”

Nijinksky’s “Afternoon of a Fawn”

Murial Topaz

Tina Curran

Labanotation

Avodah Dance Ensemble

Doris Humphrey’s “Invention”

Anna Sokolow

Martha Hill

BJ Sills

Helen Tamaris

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron

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