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Alwin Nikolais / Choreographer
Alwin Nikolais
American choreographer, composer, stage/costume/lighting designer, teacher, and theatrical innovator
I found out that art is motion, not emotion.
Alwin Nikolais
Born Southington, Connecticut, November 25, 1910. Died May 8, 1993.

Alwin Nikolais was an American choreographer, composer, stage and lighting designer, teacher, and theatrical innovator. With such diverse talents, Nikolais was able to take complete responsibility for all production aspects of his work. Employing innovations far ahead of his time, his choreography is characterized by an interaction of light, sound, color, time, shape, props and moving bodies in space. The undisputed master of "total theater," Nikolais amazed audiences for more than fifty-five years with multimedia spectacles. A celebrated artist, Nikolais's awards include honorary doctorates from the University of Utah and University of Illinois, the National Medal of Arts and the Grande Medaille-de-Vermeille de la Ville de Paris, among many others. Tensile Involvement, affectionately referred to as Web, is one of Nikolaisís most acclaimed works and a favorite of CDC audiences.

Alwin Nikolais Works:
Title Staging Premiere Date
Tensile Involvement Alberto del Saz 1953
Imago Suite (The Cit... Alberto del Saz 1963
Pond Alberto del Saz 1982
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