A Dancer’s Voice: Remembering Beverly Blossom

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Lobby, 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

When Beverly Blossom came to University of Illinois in 1967 after 17 years of professional work in New York City, she had danced with Alwin Nikolais for 10 years while creating her own solo work, and she was an integral part of modern dance’s multi-media explorations during the 1960s. She was a mature artist who had an amazing creative drive and stamina that transcended the administrative demands of the university which enabled her to fiercely pursue her artistic visions—untamed. As a result she redefined dance for every student who she worked with through her creative osmosis, and audiences continually delighted in the personal and spiritual escape that she provided to them through her work. This exhibit remembers Beverly Blossom’s many artistic voices as they were reflected through her thought-provoking choreography. Visit http://sousaarchives.org for more information.