Beth Soll, a Cambridge-based dancer, choreographer and teacher who is a senior lecturer in dance in the music and theater arts section, is back at MIT after a two-year leave and is teaching three new classes: Dance Technique, Improvisation and Composition (21M.851), Intermediate Modern Dance Technique (21M.863), and Movement/Acting (21M.871). Except for the Intermediate Modern Dance class, the classes are open to beginners and dancers at all levels.
Ms. Soll has been dancing in the Boston area since the early 1970s and formed Beth Soll & Co. in 1977. Called "the finest choreographer New England has produced" by The Boston Globe's Christine Temin, Ms. Soll has been honored with numerous fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, support from various local foundations, and awards and/or recognition for outstanding achievement from Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Herald. In 1991 she received the Gyorgy Kepes Fellowship Prize from the Council for the Arts at MIT.
All members of the MIT community are invited to register for her classes, which are non-credit and free to staff members. Students can take these courses for credit or as a non-credit activity for fun. Ms. Soll plans an MIT concert of music, tap dance and modern dance in the spring. For more information, call x3-7755.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 18, 1996.