Scholar, Choreographer to Visit Campus


Gus Solomons jr.

us Solomons jr., artistic director of the Solomons Company/Dance, will be visiting Truman as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program March 15.

Phi Beta Kappa sponsors 12 or more distinguished scholars each year who visit 100 colleges and Universities with Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The scholars spend time on each campus, meeting informally with students and faculty members, taking part in classroom discussions, and giving a public lecture.

Solomons, who began dance training at the Boston Conservatory of Music while studying architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give his public lecture, “50 Million Ways to Make a Dance,” at 7 p.m. March 15 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

He will also be having a Choreography/Spatial Exploration workshop from 9-10:30 a.m. March 15 in the Student Recreation Center Aerobics Room. Everyone is welcome and no dance experience is required.

Solomons has performed with numerous dance companies before forming his own troupe in 1972. In 2005 he was appointed full arts professor in dance at the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. He was honored in 2000 with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for sustained achievement in choreography and has recently received the American Dance Festival’s Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching.

Contact Patricia Burton at 785.7247 or Cole Woodcox at 785.4119 for more information.
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