"Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world." Voltaire
Elizabeth Zimmer (Master Writer- September 2013-May 2014)
Elizabeth Zimmer (Master Writer in Residence - September 2013 - May 2014) writes about dance, theater, and books for Dance Studio Life, New York’s Metro, and other publications, and teaches writing at Hollins University, among other places. She served as dance editor of The Village Voice from 1992 until 2006, and reviewed ballet for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1997 through 2005. Having earned a B.A. in Literature from Bennington College and an M.A. in English from SUNY Stony Brook, she has also studied many forms of dance, especially contact improvisation with its founders. She edited Body Against Body: The Dance and other Collaborations of Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane (Station Hill Press, 1989) and Envisioning Dance for Film and Video (Routledge, 2002. Her one-woman show, North Wing, played at two off-off Broadway theaters, and she has appeared in the work of Christopher Williams and Kriota Willberg.