"You can be a painter, fine, it's not going to tear you limb from limb and leave you with broken joints at the age of thirty."

An artist and art historian by profession, Elizabeth Liebman came to studying dance through ice skating and took many classes at the Ruth Page School of Dance. She is an avid patron of dance in Chicago and serves on the board of Chicago Dance History Project, which she helped initiate.

February 10, 2016: Liz Liebman, at her home in Chicago, recounted her experiences studying dance at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. She explains why she chooses to support dance and why she feels that understanding the past is a significant component of creativity.

"I did participate in a MoMing project that had to do with John Cage and a map of Chicago."

"It should come as no surprise that the battles of diversity and identity, the most fierce battles, must be fought in dance."

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