“Doing the Steps”: Edward Gorey’s Fascination with Dance

Sunday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m.  —-   This service will be held live in the chapel.

Famous as an illustrator, set and costume designer, as well as book artist, playwright and collector, Yarmouth Port artist Edward Gorey is also well-known in some circles as the man who attended the

New York City Ballet every night for 30 years between 1953 and 1983. Doing the Steps, on display now at the Edward Gorey House, looks at the influence that NYCB choreographer George Balanchine obviously had over Edward and how dance and movement came to permeate so much of Edward’s works. Gregory Hischak will review the highlights of Edward’s career, show examples from this year’s exhibit and discuss the importance of dance in Gorey’s body of work.

Gregory Hischak has been the Curator / Managing Director of the Edward Gorey House since 2013. He is a graphic designer, poet, and playwright—the recipient of a 2015 Mass Cultural Council Fellowship in dramatic writing. Hischak and his wife, Rachel, reside in the upper floors of the Edward Gorey House and, at this point, have yet to bump into Edward.