Tag: kitty lunn

Watch and Learn Kitty Lunn’s Ballet, Graham, and Horton Transpositions for Students With Disabilities

Kitty Lunn is a trailblazer in making dance accessible for people with disabilities. When an accident 35 years ago left the then-professional ballerina paraplegic and using a wheelchair, Lunn took her dance training into her own hands. After six major spinal surgeries and years of daily physical therapy, Lunn returned to open classes at Steps […]

Kitty Lunn Transposes Techniques to Work for Dancers With Disabilities

As a young dancer training with The Washington Ballet, Kitty Lunn fantasized about having a bone transplant. “I was a small person and I wanted to be a tall person,” she says. One day in class, her teacher, dance legend Agnes de Mille, took Lunn’s face in her hands and said, “Kitty, dear, you have […]

Fifth Annual The Table of Silence Project 9/11

  This Friday marks the 14-year anniversary of the horrific events of September 11, 2001. For the fifth year in a row, former Martha Graham dancer and choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi revives her 2011 site-specific performance piece The Table of Silence Project 9/11. Working in collaboration with Italian artist Rossella Vasta, Buglisi summons more than a […]