Bearnstow Journal offers articles on the Nikolais esthetic and the arts. Editor Ruth Grauert worked for Alwin Nikolais for forty years. She has created lighting designs for many dancers in that discipline. A published poet and essayist, Ms. Grauert is the executive director of Bearnstow, an arts and nature summer place in Mt. Vernon, Maine.
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Featured Work: Tensile Involvement (Web)
Web originally premiered at the Henry Street Settlement Playhouse on February 13, 1955, as part of the concert titled Village of Whispers. On December 10, 1955, it was integrated into Masks-Props-Mobiles and later reworked as a full company dance titled Tensile Involvement. It was performed on the Steve Allen Show on May 17, 1959.
News and Announcements
May 03, 2015 at Henry Street Playhouse
From the Horses Mouth celebrates Murray Louis, dancer, choreographer, teacher, mentor, and overall force of nature, who with Alwin Nikolais helped to shape the heart and history of dance at the Henry Street Settlement. Twenty-five outstanding dancers, choreographers, critics, and friends will share their stories of Murray. Abrons Art Center
In Memoriam Luise Wykell, 19422014
Luise H. Wykell, dancer, teacher, choreographer and devoted supporter of the performing arts, passed away on December 27, 2014, after a year-long battle with cancer. See her memorial page.
She is pictured here at the March 2003 reunion of Nikolais-Louis alumni to celebrate the life of Frankie Garcia and commemorate the tenth anniversary of Nikolaiss death.
Bearnstow Announces Its Faculty and Workshops for Summer 2015
Read the e-mail discussion forum of former Nikolais/Louis dancers, students, and technical staff members.
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