A Memorial Celebration for Murray Louis

Mount Vernon Community Center, Mount Vernon, Maine
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Former Murray Louis Company dancers and technical personel Robert Small, Ruth Grauert, Alberto (Tito) del Saz, Phyllis Lamhut,
and Jim Van Abbema share remembrances and stories at the Murray Louis celebration. Still from video by Dylan McLaughlin

As an acknowledgement of his large body of works and a celebration of his life, Bearnstow presented a video showing of Murray Louis solos filmed in the 1980s. Following the video, dancers and technical personnel who worked with Murray over the years held a discussion session. Copies of Ruth Grauert’s recent paper On Murray Louis were also distributed.

Introduction — Ruth Grauert
Video Showing — Murray Louis, in a Concert of Solo Dances
Discussion Session — Ruth Grauert, Phyllis Lamhut, Alberto del Saz, Robert Small,
Jan Strader Connor, and Jim Van Abbema

Audience arrives at the Center before the tribute. Photo left: Jonathan Trejo; right: Anabel Sagrero

Phyllis Lamhut and Alberto (Tito) del Saz
Photo: Jonathan Trejo

Photo display from the 1970s
Photo: Anabel Sagrero

Ruth Grauert
Photo: Anabel Sagrero

Robert Small
Photo: Dylan MacLaughlin

Jim Van Abbema
Photo: Jonathan Trejo

Jan Strader Connor
Photo: Jonathan Trejo

Video of the Memorial Celebration for Murray Louis
Fellow dancers and stage managers share memories of dancing and touring with Murray Louis

Video by Dylan McLaughlin