Novack, Cynthia (Jean) 1947-1996

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NOVACK, Cynthia (Jean) 1947-1996

PERSONAL: Born Cynthia Jean Cohen, September 6, 1947, in Cincinnati, OH; died of cancer September 27, 1996; married Richard Bull (a dancer and administrator). Education: University of California—Berkeley, Bs.A.; Mills College, M.A.; Columbia University, M.A., Ph.D.

CAREER: Dancer and choreographer, including work with Merce Cunningham, Viola Farber, and Margaret Jenkins; Movable Feast (dance collective) director; State University of New York College—Brockport, faculty member, 1970s; Improvisation Dance Ensemble, cofounder; Richard Bull Dance/Theater (and predecessor companies), New York, NY, member of company, beginning c. 1970s; Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, assistant professor of dance; also taught at Barnard College.


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International Dictionary of Modern Dance, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998.


New York Times, December 16, 1984.

Village Voice, November 17, 1992.*

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