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Susan Foster

Susan Foster

Choreographer, dancer, writer, Susan Foster began presenting concerts of her own work in 1977. Since that time she has created several solo concerts which she has toured in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Foster is the author of "Reading Dancing: Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance" (University of California Press, 1986), "Choreography and Narrative: Ballet's Staging of Story and Desire" (Indiana University Press, 1996), "Dances That Describe Themselves: The Improvised Choreography of Richard Bull" (Wesleyan University Press, 2003) and "Choreographing Empathy: Kinesthesia in Performance" (Routledge, 2011). She is also the editor of three anthologies, "Choreographing History" (Indiana, 1995), "Corporealities" (Routledge, 1996) and "Worlding Dance" (Palagrave, 2009).

Ms. Foster's work has been supported by grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Endowment of Humanities and the Rockefeller and Jerome Foundations. Ph.D., History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., Dance, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. Anthropology, Swarthmore College.