Choreographer Murray Louis Dies At 89

Murray Louis, the son of a Brooklyn baker who won acclaim as a brilliantly nimble dancer and a quirky and often surprising choreographer, died on Monday at his home in New York City. He was 89. His death was announced by the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance, which did not specify the cause. Mr. Louis and the choreographer Alwin Nikolais had been artistic collaborators and companions for more than 40 years. The Times comments: ‘As both a performer and a maker of dances, Mr. Louis was notable for his quick directional shifts, tiny darting gestures and unexpected contrasts between rigidity and stillness.’

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