Connecting through choreography

Acclaimed choreographer Liz Lerman (center), founding artistic director of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and a visiting artist in the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences, and undergraduate student Jackie Dodd (far right) work with residents at the Gladys & Henry Crown Center for Senior Living in University City. Lerman is working this semester with students and community members to set her classic piece “Still Crossing” (1986), a large ensemble work exploring the immigrant experience. The piece will be performed Dec. 5-7 as part of the annual Washington University Dance Theatre concert. Students, faculty and staff interested in possibly participating in “Still Crossing” are invited to attend an informational gathering with Lerman at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Annelise Mertz Dance Studio in the Mallinckrodt Student Center. For more information, call 935-4476 or e-mail David Marchant at

The reconstruction of “Still Crossing” was made possible by American Masterpieces: Dance, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, which is administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts with Dance/USA.