Muriel Cohan

Associate Professor Emerita
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 In New York she appeared in the works of Mary Anthony, Anna Sokolow and many independent choreographers She is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Cohan/Suzeau Dance Company that has toured nationally and internationally to critical acclaim. An award-winning choreographer, her works have been performed by the Mary Anthony Dance theatre in New York, Grupo Axis in Brazil, Groupo Signos in Mexico, Kansas City Ballet's "In the Wings", and university dance companies across the country.

The Cohan/Suzeau Dance Company, recipient of a Phoenix Award for its artistic contribution to the city of Lawrence, has toured the region with the support of the NEA Regional touring Program and the Kansas Arts Commission.

Cohan/Suzeau grants and choreography fellowships include: The Daniel Goldstein fund, the Kansas Arts Commission, The Ohio Arts Council, Baruch College Fund, New York, and the Goldstein Foundation. The company's recent international appearances include China, Bulgaria, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. In 2007, performances of their jointly choreographed "Dia de los Muertos" with an original score by renowned composer Gabriela Lena Frank were sponsored by the United States Embassy and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Muriel Cohan teaches all levels of Modern Dance Technique, composition, Dance for Children and Approaches to World Dance

Department of Dance Calendar
The Dance between Art and Science
The dance between art and science

Who do you find standing at intersection of art and science? Someone like Natali Diaz-Yepes, who graduated in May with a double major in dance and genetic biology. To prepare for her senior dance recital, Diaz-Yepes navigated lecture halls and dance floors, chemistry and choreography, body and mind.

Posted by The University of Kansas on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Michelle Heffner Hayes

Professor & Chair of Dance, Michelle Heffner Hayes, talks about finding your "voice" through dance.

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