Elizabeth Lerman

Institute Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Institute Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Biography

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, and the recipient of numerous honors, including a 2002 MacArthur Genius Grant, a 2011 United States Artists Ford Fellowship in Dance, and a Deutsch Fellow. A key aspect of her artistry is opening her process to various publics from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in bothresearch and outcomes that are participatory, relevant, urgent, and usable by others. She founded Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976 and cultivated the company's unique multi-generational ensemble into a leading force in contemporary dance until 2011.

She was an artist-in-residence and visiting lecturer at Harvard University in 2011, and her most recent work, "Healing Wars," toured across the US in 2014-15. Lerman conducts residencies on Critical Response Process, creative research, the intersection of art and science, and the building of narrative within dance performance at such institutions as Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, Wesleyan University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the National Theatre Studio, among others. Her collection of essays, "Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer," was published in 2011 by Wesleyan University Press and released in paperback in 2014. In 2016, Lerman was named the first Institute Professor at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, where she is building a new ensemble lab focused on creative research.

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCE 361 3rd-Yr Creative Practices II
HDA 494 Special Topics
DCE 494 Special Topics
THP 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DSC 592 Research
HDA 598 Special Topics
DCE 598 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 360 Third-Yr Creative Practices I
HDA 494 Special Topics
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 580 Practicum
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 590 Reading and Conference
DCE 593 Applied Project
THP 598 Special Topics
HDA 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 683 Fieldwork
DCE 693 Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HDA 494 Special Topics
DCE 494 Special Topics
THP 494 Special Topics
DCE 580 Practicum
HDA 598 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics
DCE 598 Special Topics
DCE 680 Practicum
DCE 693 Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
THF 125 Orientation Film/Dance/Theatre
DCE 460 Transition Project I
DCE 580 Practicum
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
THP 494 Special Topics
DCE 494 Special Topics
HDA 494 Special Topics
THP 598 Special Topics
DCE 598 Special Topics
HDA 598 Special Topics