Photo: (L) Liz Lerman by Lise Metzger; (R) Paloma McGregor.

The Bridge Project presents
2019 Fall Teaching Artists
Liz Lerman and Paloma McGregor

Saturday October 26, 2019

Aesthetic equity is not __________ / aesthetic equity is _________ / visioning the reworking of everything, together

HMD’s Bridge Project is proud to present a workshop on the intersection of cultural equity and aesthetics with Liz Lerman and Paloma McGregor on Saturday October 26th, 12-4 PM, at the Joe Goode Annex.


Workshop Description

This workshop will allow for examination of movement practices from company class to compacts for collaborative performance making to the work of being in the room together. The urgency of our times demands our fresh attentiveness to decision making, imagination, and building multiple frames for our work.

About the Workshop Leaders

Liz Lerman is a choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, and the recipient of honors including a 2002 MacArthur “Genius Grant” and a 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. Key to her artistry is opening her process to various publics, resulting in research and outcomes that are participatory, urgent, and usable. She founded Dance Exchange in 1976 and led it until 2011. Her recent work Healing Wars toured the US. Liz teaches Critical Response Process, creative research, the intersection of art and science, and the building of narrative within dance at institutions such as Harvard, Yale School of Drama, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her third book is Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer. As of 2016 she is an Institute Professor at Arizona State University.

Paloma McGregor, originally from St. Croix, is an award-winning artist and organizer living in Harlem. Paloma’s work centers Black voices through collaborative, process-based art-making and organizing. A lover of intersections and alchemy, she develops projects in which communities of geography, practice, and values come together to laugh, make magic and transform. She has created a wide range of work, including a dance through a makeshift fishnet on a Brooklyn rooftop, a structured improvisation for a floating platform in the Bronx River and a devised multidisciplinary performance work about food justice with three dozen community members and students at UC Berkeley.

Paloma was a 2013‐14 Artist In Residence at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, a 2014-16 Artist In Residence at BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a 2016-18 New York Live ArtsLive Feed Artist, and is currently a Movement ResearchArtist in Residence and an Urban Bush WomenChoreographic Fellow. She has been nominated for the prestigious United States Artists Fellowship and the Herb Alpert Award. Recent support for her work includes grants from MAP Fund, Surdna Foundation, Dance/NYC, NYSCA and Dance/USA Engaging Dance Audiences.

Paloma also facilitates technique, creative process and community engagement workshops around the world. She toured internationally for six years with Urban Bush Women and two years with Liz Lerman/Dance Exchange, and continues to perform in project‐based work, including Skeleton Architecture, with whom she received a 2017 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for performance.



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