Lynchtown:Modern Dance and Multi-Media Lecture

Jeff Friedman

Modern dance pioneer Charles Weidman choreographed Lynchtown in 1936 in response to witnessing a lynching as a boy at the turn of the century in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dancers from Nimbus Dance Works will perform from Lynchtown. Jeff Friedman, an associate professor from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, will also provide a multi-media lecture about Lynchtown, to draw parallels to current social issues and to help the audience to experience the important legacy of social and political expression in modern dance. This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.