Mormon Arts Center

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Feb. 1

Lisa DeSpain's name jumped to the fore on this day (2001) with a glowing review in The New York Times. Choreographer Donlin Foreman commissioned DeSpain's Mean Ole' World for Buglisi/Foreman Dance company. The premiere, in which DeSpain played along with a combo called Catfish Corner, earned the jazz composer these kudos, "...DeSpain composed a rousing score lustily played...." https://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/02/movies/dance-review-honoring-graham-not-imitating-her.html

Glen Nelson