Performer & Educator
Miryam Coppersmith is a performance-maker, writer, dancer, and educator. Her performance work aims to redefine and reinvigorate live space and engage with the present moment. Drawing from a DIY punk ethos, a desire to blend the lines between disciplines, and a love of teaching and learning, each performance intends to be the start of a real conversation between performer(s) and audience. Her most recent work centers friendship as the sod, the secret, at the center of collaboration.
Miryam is also an avid social dancer. She teaches blues dance, contact improvisation, and lindy hop.
Miryam has extensive experience in Jewish Education, as a classroom teacher, B'nei Mitzvah tutor, camp teacher, and artist-in-residence.
BA in Dance and Creative Writing from Oberlin College
On my mind... August 2020
Miryam's Quarantine by the Numbers
(An Incomplete List)
1 pie baked
1 birthday celebrated
23 Virtual Shakespeare readings
7 socially dis(dance) park dances
87 phone calls with friends logged
Many more unlogged
5 journals full of Morning Pages
77 Morning Dances
As I prepare for what will probably one of the strangest years of teaching so far in my career, I'm thinking about the lessons in Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks:
"Teaching is a performative act."
"No education is politically neutral."
Oh hey, it's me :)