Choreographer Carolyn Dorfman
Producer Eric Schultz talks with renowned New Jersey-based choreographer Carolyn Dorfman. She founded her modern dance group, the 28 years ago. Dorfman discusses her latest work and collaborative approaches to creating dance. She also talks about growing up with parents who were Holocaust survivors. Her parents, she says, told her everything, and that has profoundly shaped her entire being and artistic life. She talks about how motherhood later transformed her understanding of the horrors she had so often heard about as a child. Carolyn Dorfman has choreographed dozens of high-energy and technically demanding works that use movement as metaphor, often with the ingenious use of props. One reviewer described dances as "intellectual and emotional journeys."