Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith
Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith have been making experimental dances in New York since 2006. Their work is unique in that it is an equal collaboration between the two choreographers, always performed by Molly and Eleanor. Body Comes Apart, their latest work, premiered March 6-9th at New York Live Arts and was documented by the New York Public Library, Jerome Robbins Dance Division. It will be remounted at New York Live Arts in January 2020 through Live Artery. Recent works include: Basketball (PS122 and Baryshnikov Arts Center for COIL 2017), Rude World (PS122 and The Chocolate Factory Theater for COIL 2015), Tulip (Roulette, 2013; Judson Now at Danspace Project, 2012), and Beautiful Bone (The Chocolate Factory Theater, 2012). Residencies and awards: 2018 Family Residency at Mt. Tremper Arts, 2018 Bessie Schonberg Fellows at The Yard, 2018 DiP Residency Artists at Gibney Dance, Featured as one of Alastair Macaulay's "Best Dance of 2017" in The New York Times for Basketball, 2016 LMCC Process Space Residency, 2015 Rosas Summer Studios Recipient, PS122’s 2014/2015 RAMP Artist, 2014 Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist Residency Program, 2013 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award Nomination for Emerging Choreographer, and the 2013 NYFA Fellow Finalist Award. Molly and Eleanor were Guest Artists at Connecticut College in 2015 and taught workshops together in New York through Movement Research and CLASSCLASSCLASS. They were guest artists and co-taught at Sarah Lawrence in the Spring of 2018. They are also curating a series of shared work in May at Roulette Intermedium.
Molly Lieber recently performed in works by luciana achugar, Oren Barnoy, Wally Cardona, Brian Rogers, and Donna Uchizono. She has been dancing in luciana achugar’s work since 2012. She received a 2016 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for performance and was on the cover of Dance Magazine’s March 2016 issue. She teaches at Movement Research and Gibney Dance Center.
Eleanor Smith is a choreographer and freelance dancer living in Brooklyn. She currently dances for Ivy Baldwin Dance (since 2009), Molly Poerstel (since 2013), and Katie Workum (since 2013). Eleanor has performed in works by Anna Azrieli, Vanessa Anspaugh, Kim Brandt, Keely Garfield, Levi Gonzalez, Juliana F. May, and robbinschilds. She was a 2010 Fresh Tracks artist at Dance Theater Workshop and a 2012 Studio Series artist at New York Live Arts. Eleanor has enjoyed curatorial experience by serving on the 2011 Fresh Tracks Selection Committee, as a member of the team for the Movement Research Festival Spring 2016 “Hand Written Notes”, and for an upcoming series at Roulette Intermedium in May.