SARAH ELIZABETH LASS
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Sarah Elizabeth Lass is a performer, choreographer, teacher, and writer. Her creative and scholarly research cuts across disciplines, drawing upon neurophysiology, somatics, philosophy, architecture, landscape studies and creative writing. Engaging her extensive study of improvisation, her most recent work centers around the concept of resonance, looking at the ecological, aesthetic, and imaginative conditions of experiences of illuminating coexistence.
As a performer, Lass has worked with the Bebe Miller Company, Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, Shayla V. Jenkins, Dante Brown/Warehouse Dance, Donnell Oakley, Shannon Gillen, and others. She has also appeared in repertory of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company. Her own choreography has been presented by the Smith College Department of Dance, Triskelion Arts, the ArtBark Collective, and others. Lass teaches contemporary technique and composition at the college and professional level and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Marlboro College and Keene State College. She has presented her written research at a number of conferences, including the Congress on Research in Dance in 2017. Lass graduated from Smith College with an MFA in Dance in 2018 and graduated summa cum laude from Kenyon College in 2013 with a BA in Russian Area Studies.
Photo by Kora Radella.