Biographical/historical: Gus Solomons Jr. is an American dancer, choreographer, teacher and writer. He began dance lessons while attending MIT. Born in 1940, his first teacher was E. Virginia Williams, the founder of the Boston Ballet Company. He received his degree from MIT, in architecture, in 1961. Solomons then moved to New York City and became a soloist in the dance companies of Donald McKayle, Pearl Lang, Martha Graham and, most notably, Merce Cunningham. Solomons formed his own troupe, The Solomons Company/Dance in 1972. Since that time he has become a leading figure in postmodern and experimental dance, creating over 100 dances for his own company as well as dances commissioned by professional companies across North America. His choreography has been performed off-Broadway, on television and dual-screen video dance pieces. More recently Solomons created a new trio company with Carmen DeLavallade, Dudley Williams and himself.