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Gus Solomons jr

Gus Solomons jr
Teacher of Dance (Contemporary, Composition)

Phone: 212 998 1980

Office: 111 Second Avenue 3FL


Contemporary Dance Technique, Improvisation, Composition


B.Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Gus Solomons jr (Dancer/Choreographer/Writer/Actor) - created the title role in Donald Byrd's The Harlem Nutcracker (1996-99); directs PARADIGM, a repertory dance company for veteran performers; is an Arts Professor at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts; writes about dance for Dance Magazine, Gay City News,, Metro Daily; has an Architecture degree from M.I.T.; danced in companies of Pearl Lang, Donald McKayle, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham, et al.  In 2000, Solomons won a Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for Sustained Achievement in Choreography; in 2001, he was awarded the first annual Robert A. Muh Award from M.I.T. as a distinguished artist alumnus; in 2004, he was awarded the Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beineke Chair for Distinguished Teaching at the American Dance Festival, and in 2006-7, he was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, lecturing at several U.S. universities.  He bicycles everywhere.