Lilian Karina Research Grant in Dance and Politics 2011 is awarded Evelyn Dörr, PhD in Dance and Theatre Studies, for a highly qualified research application for the project: “Dear Friends!” – Rudolf Laban in Letters to Dancers, Choreographers and Dance Pedagogues.
The grant will be presented to the awardee at an official occasion at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm the 17th of November, on the donor’s birthday. The amount of the grant is 70.000 SEK.
The Lilian Karina Foundation was formed as a research foundation to further the knowledge about the art of dance and how it was influenced by the political landslide of the 20th century – from the Russian revolution, further to Nazism and the influence of Indian, Asian, African and Afro American dance styles on European dance. In an appendix to her will, Lilian Karina formulated the purpose and regulations of the foundation.
The Foundation received highly qualified research applications from six countries.
Research Result, November 2013:
Evelyn Dörr presents the first book on her research on the letters of Rudolf Laban "So, Ladies go ahead!" Rudolf Laban in Letters to Dancers, Choreographers and Dance Pedagogues (1912-1918)