11th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 3-6, 1988


Helen Pelton, 11th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Helen Pelton

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre

Author/Artist Bio

Helen Pelton toured extensively with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company and taught at the Hawkins Studio in New York City during 1978-83. Since leaving the Hawkins Company to concentrate on her own work, she has taught and choreographed throughout the United States and Europe. She has been Artist-in-Residence at the University of Montana, Northern Arizona University and Colorado State University. Her choreography has joined the repertories of the On The Edge Dance Company (Virginia) and Artlink Dance Company (London). She has been guest artist in London, Banyoles and Barcelona, West Berlin and Freiburg. During 1984-86 Ms. Pelton served on the faculty of the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where she began an association with poet Anne Waldman creating concerts of improvised and choreographed dance/poetry collaborations. She is also involved in projects with composers and video/visual artists. This fall Ms. Pelton returns to the Tidewater area for her second dual residence with the Governor's Magnet School for the Performing Arts and the On The Edge Dance Company.


Helen Pelton will dance with Anne Waldman's poetry at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, in the University Theatre.


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