Alwin Nikolais Centennial Celebration, 1910–2010


From the Horse’s Mouth: Remembering Nik

Abrons Art Center (Henry Street Settlement Playhouse), New York City, April 30, 2010

Conceived and directed by
Tina Croll and James Cunningham


In a night of remembrances and sometimes tender reminiscing, Nikolais alumnae came together on stage at the Henry Street Settlement Playhouse to relate a special memory of their experience with Nik, while others improvised in the background.

A reception was held following the performance. Suzy McDermaid Fridell provided the wine from her vineyard in California. Photos on the right are by Lynn Lesniak. (Hold mouse over photos to pause slide changes.)

For more photos of the rehearsals, performance and reception, visit Joe Zina’s facebook album.


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