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Choreographer Alwin Nikolais, A Touchstone for Creativity

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Thursday, November 7
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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World-renowned choreographer, composer, designer, multi-media pioneer, and Hartford area native, Alwin Nikolais (1910-1993), created ground-breaking work that continues to inspire far-reaching audiences, novices and experts alike.

In this panel discussion, “Alwin Nikolais: A Touchstone for Creativity,” two veteran Nikolais collaborators, Ruth Grauert, co-founder and director of Bearnstow, and Phyllis Lamhut, founder of the Phyllis Lamhut Dance Company, are joined by a Hartford-area historian in a discussion to be moderated by Peter Kyle (dancer, choreographer, and Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance, Trinity College). The aim is to celebrate the creative excellence Alwin Nikolais espoused in his life’s work, to gain insight into what Hartford in the 1930s-1940s offered this singular young artist at the outset of what became a career of international renown, and see how Nikolais’ example might resonate for our city and region today.

Hosted by the Connecticut Historical Society and Museum, in partnership with the Department of Theater and Dance at Trinity College, and with promotional support from the Connecticut Dance Alliance.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please tell them you’re coming by emailing rsvp@chs.org or calling 860-236-5621.

Questions? Contact Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger at (860) 236-5621 x289, or email natalie_belanger@chs.org.

The event is supported, in part, with funding from The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation.