Molly Lieber

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MFA Fellow

Molly Lieber is performing and touring in projects for luciana achugar, Oren Barnoy, Wally Cardona, Brian Rogers, and Donna Uchizono. Her work with Eleanor Smith premiered at New York Live Arts in March 2019.

Biography

Lieber is a dancer and choreographer based in Brooklyn. She has worked as a freelance dancer in New York for the past fifteen years, performing and touring in the works of many experimental choreographers, including luciana achugar, Oren Barnoy, Wally Cardona, Keely Garfield, Neil Greenberg, Maria Hassabi, Jennifer Lacey, Juliette Mapp, Melinda Ring, Brian Rogers, and Donna Uchizono. She received a 2016 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her body of work as a performer, and was featured on the March 2016 cover of Dance Magazine’s Issue on “New York’s Freelance Dance Stars.” Lieber has taught at Movement Research since 2015. She is currently performing and touring in projects for luciana achugar, Oren Barnoy, Wally Cardona, Brian Rogers, and Donna Uchizono. She has danced consistently in achugar’s works since 2012.

Lieber and Eleanor Smith have been making experimental dances in New York since 2006. Their work is unique in that it is an equal collaboration between the two choreographers, always performed by Lieber and Smith. The works are feminist collaborations that respond to sexual trauma through improvisation, abstraction, and performance. Their most recent work, Body Comes Apart, premiered March 6-9th at New York Live Arts, and was documented by the New York Public Library, Jerome Robbins Dance Division. It will be remounted at New York Live Arts in January 2020. Recent works include: Basketball (PS122 and Baryshnikov Arts Center for COIL 2017), Rude World (PS122 and The Chocolate Factory Theater for COIL 2015), Tulip (Roulette, 2013; Judson Now at Danspace Project, 2012), and Beautiful Bone (The Chocolate Factory Theater, 2012). 

Lieber and Smith were Guest Artists at Connecticut College in 2015 and taught workshops together in New York through Movement Research and CLASSCLASSCLASS. They were guest artists and co-taught at Sarah Lawrence in the Spring of 2018. They are also curating a series of shared work in May at Roulette, in Brooklyn. Lieber is currently pursuing her MFA at Bennington.

Fall 2019 Courses

Movement Practice: Beginning-Intermediate Dance Technique
Movement Practice: Advanced Dance Technique