Lisa Kraus

Lisa Kraus’s career has included performing with the Trisha Brown Dance Company (1977-82), choreographing and performing for her own company and as an independent, teaching at universities and arts centers, writing reviews, features and essays on dance for internet and print publication and presenting the work of other artists as Coordinator of the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series. Her restaging of Brown’s Glacial Decoy for Paris Opera Ballet was captured in the film In the Steps of Trisha Brown, which won the Jury Prize at the 2017 International Festival of Films on Art of Montréal. Kraus was an NEA Fellow in Dance Criticism and later co-founded thINKingDANCE, an online dance journal and dance writers training scheme. During her 12 years at Bryn Mawr she developed grant-funded projects and special programming with artists including the Khmer Arts Ensemble, John Jasperse, John Kelly, Meredith Monk, Rennie Harris Puremovement, Susan Rethorst and Ralph Lemon. The project Trisha Brown: In the New Body, was a yearlong festival of the innovative choreographer’s artistry supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and included a partnership with Pennsylvania Ballet. ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury was Kraus’ last and most expansive Bryn Mawr project. She currently lives in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia where she studies Soul Line Dance and works in the community garden.


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[In-person] Trisha Brown Dance Company

Wed, Sep 21 – Dec 22, 2022