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Lise Friedman

Lise Friedman danced for Merce Cunningham from 1977 to 1984, and is the author of two Children's Book of the Month Club selections (First Lessons in Ballet and Break a Leg! The Kids? Guide to Acting and Stagecraft); Alvin Ailey Dance Moves!; and co-author of Letters to Juliet.

Material Man

While Merce always determined where he was going, he was simultaneously alert and responsive to the material at hand: a freighter gliding by on the Hudson, a headline he’d glanced at in that morning’s New York Times, a dancer stretching her leg up the wall.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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