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Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Molly Lieber + Eleanor Smith

BAC Space Resident Artist

Choreographer/dancers Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith (NYC) will develop STAMINA (2020), a public demonstration of their effort to find inner strength. Their improvisations and compositions face and reflect ego, desire, and fear, creating episodes of levity, darkness, and discomfort. A rigor of messiness results from repeatedly engaging in the same difficult practices and sharing a sense of trust in potential.


Leadership support for BAC has been provided by Altman Foundation, Anonymous, James H. Duffy, The Enoch Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Thompson Family Foundation, and Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment.


Molly Lieber + Eleanor Smith
Artist Bio

Molly Lieber + Eleanor Smith

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith have been making experimental dances in New York since 2006.

Recent works include: Body Comes Apart (New York Live Arts, 2019, documented and archived by New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division), 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). Their residencies and awards include: 2018 Family Residency at Mount Tremper Arts, 2018 Artists at The Yard, 2018 DiP Residency Artists at Gibney, 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. Lieber and Smith are Guest Artists and Co-Teachers at Connecticut College in 2015, Sarah Lawrence College in 2018, The New School in 2019, and Sarah Lawrence College in 2020.

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