Wendy Perron | Book Reading May 27, 2014

by Monique

Fri, Jun 6 | pre-show NW New Works Festival
6pm | OtB Mainstage Lobby

Wendy Perron will read from her acclaimed book, Through the Eyes of a Dancer, which is a collection of reviews, interviews, essays, profiles, memoirs, and features spanning four decades. It progresses from the 1970s to the present and from New York City outward to national and international coverage. As she reads, she will engage in lively discussion about certain issues in the dance world, for example diversity, appropriation, the effect of AIDS on the dance community, and the relationship of feminism to dance.

WENDY PERRON, author of Through the Eyes of a Dancer (Wesleyan University Press, 2013), had a 30-year career as a dancer/choreographer, teacher, and writer. She danced with Trisha Brown in the 1970s and choreographed more than 40 works for her own company in the 1980s and ’90s. She has taught at Bennington, Princeton, NYU, SUNY Purchase, and the Five College Dance Department, and served as associate director of Jacob’s Pillow in the early 1990s. In addition to contributing to the Soho News, the New York Times, and the Village Voice, she was editor in chief of Dance Magazine from 2004 to 2013. In 2011 the New York Foundation for the Arts inducted her into its first Hall of Fame. Wendy now spreads her time between writing, teaching, moderating public talks with artists, adjudicating dance competitions, and still occasionally performing. She is currently editor at large of Dance Magazine, and maintains her own website at