SANDRA KAUFMANN

After training with Stephanie Clemens at the Academy of Movement and Music and graduating from Northern Illinois University, Sandra Kaufmann joined the Martha Graham Dance Company and later served as Artistic Director of the Martha Graham Ensemble. She is the founding chair of the Dance Program at Loyola University Chicago.

May 24, 2019: At her home in Chicago, Sandra Kaufmann recounts her earliest exposure to dance as a teenager and her route to a scholarship and subsequent role in the Martha Graham Dance Company. She gives a brief history of American modern dance and details her own interest in re-staging modernist works. Kaufmann outlines the curriculum and focus of the Loyola University Chicago dance program, which she started.

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