Swirling and Soaring in the Spirit of Luminaries
Presenter: Kathy Harty Gray

Come join us as we share the essence and spirit of modern dance legends Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman and Jose Limon. Come learn about the vocabulary of movement they developed in the 20th century to train dancers to portray humanistic emotions. Come experience the stage patterns they taught us with their large ensemble movements that arc and twist and fill the stage with a power and passion that continue to excite our audiences today. Come embrace the past and swirl and soar into the future with these special gifts.

Kathy Harty Gray, Artistic Director & Choreographer of Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre since 1978, is a native New Yorker, a graduate of The Juilliard School, and holds a MEd from the University of Virginia. She has studied with 20th century greats- Martha Graham, Charles Weidman, Jose Limon, Anna Sokolow and Antony Tudor and incorporates their dance innovations into today's teachings. Her extensive performance experiences continue to be part of a 30-year career of teaching, choreographing and producing at studios, universities and festivals. She is presently adjunct faculty and company-in-residence at Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus since 1995.

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