Lisa Nelson

Crossing Borders 2016 | 22 November, 7 - 8.30pm | Touching the thing that touches you
This Crossing Border evening is a sharing between Charlie Morrissey and Lisa Nelson from Skype conversations drawing upon their common interests. Charlie shares these explorations and dialogues reflecting on the central theme of this year’s Crossing Borders programme


Lisa Nelson is a dance-maker, improvisational performer, and collaborative artist who has been exploring the role of the senses in the performance and observation of movement since the early '70s. Stemming from her work with video and dance, she developed an approach to spontaneous composition and performance she calls Tuning Scores. She performs, teaches and creates dances in diverse spaces on many continents, and maintains long-term collaborations with other artists, including Steve Paxton, Daniel Lepkoff, Cathy Weis, Scott Smith, and Image Lab--a Tuning Score performance ensemble. Her writings have been published by Nouvelles de danse, Contact Quarterly, Writings on Dance, ballettanz, Critical Correspondance, and She has co-edited Contact Quarterly dance and improvisation journal since 1977 and received a NY Bessie award in 1987 and an Alpert Award in the Arts in 2002. She lives in Vermont, USA.