Liz Lerman's Latest Work Is Inspired By Witchcraft Imagery
Liz Lerman's works have a lot of moving parts. There's material to investigate, research to integrate, collaborations to incorporate and audiences to share with along the way. These days, her process takes considerable time—often two to three years—but that doesn't faze Lerman. "I don't mind taking time, but I'm older," says the 72-year-old choreographer. Her latest effort is Wicked Bodies, a reaction to grotesque and powerful images of women's bodies spanning centuries, originally inspired by an exhibition of European witchcraft imagery. While the work's expected premiere has been pushed back to January 2021 at Arizona State University, with COVID-19 necessitating the cancellation of its planned debut at Jacob's Pillow, the extra time gives Lerman more of a chance to work her, well, magic.
When you first saw the "Witches and Wicked Bodies" exhibit at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, how quickly did you start imagining it as a dance?
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