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Dr. Betsy Fisher
Betsy Fisher is currently a professor of dance at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her choreography has been presented in the US, France, Germany, Poland, Israel, Finland, Germany, Estonia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and China. From 1991-1994, she was the Senior Lecturer of Dance at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Teaching credentials also include University of California—Santa Cruz and Stanford University. In 1990-1991 Betsy was a senior lecturer of dance at The Theater Academy of Finland as a Fulbright Scholar. She was a leading member of The Murray Louis Dance Company from 1980-1988, serving as dance captain and rehearsal director from 1984-1988. The company toured extensively in Europe, Asia, and the US. Betsy earned a doctorate of arts in dance from the Theater Academy of Finland. Her published thesis is entitled Creating and Re-Creating Dance: Performing Dances Related to Ausdruckstanz. She also holds an MA focused on dance and cultural anthropology from NYU, and a BFA-dance from The Juilliard School.

Current projects include eMotion.s, a presentation of solos, lectures, and movement classes with materials drawn from the German linage in contemporary dance. Using history as a creative tool, eMotion.s explores abstract expressionism in dance. This tour de force solo performance is the culmination of a decade of travel, research, and performance in Europe, the US, and Asia.

Photo by Tom Caravalagia.