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Susan Marshall

Director, Professor of Dance in the Lewis Center for the Arts

Susan Marshall (Artistic Director/Choreographer) has created over thirty dance works in collaboration with the dancers of Susan Marshall & Company, including Cloudless, One and Only You, The Most Dangerous Room in the House, Spectators at an Event, Fields of View, Arms, Interior with Seven Figures, and Kiss. Marshall has also created dances for the Lyon Opera Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Boston Ballet and Montreal Danse. Her signature aerial duet, Kiss, is in the current repertory of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Marshall recently provided the stage direction for Book of Longing, Philip Glass' newest work, which is based on the poetry of Leonard Cohen and is currently touring internationally. In Marshall's first collaboration with Philip Glass she directed and choreographed Les Enfants Terribles, a dance/opera. Marshall has also directed a movie musical for RIPFest and choreographed dances in operas staged for the Los Angeles Music Center and the New York City Opera. A 2000 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Marshall has received a Dance Magazine Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Brandeis University Creative Arts Citation, an American Choreographer Award and two NYSCA Fellowships. She is the recipient of three New York Dance and Performance Awards (BESSIES) for Outstanding Choreographic Achievement, the first in 1985, following the company's premiere concert at Dance Theater Workshop, the second in 1997, for her collaboration with Philip Glass on Les Enfants Terribles, and the third in 2006 for Cloudless.

Photo by Steve Vaccariello


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