Elizabeth Swados

‘To Argue Over Justice’

Remembering the genre-busting Elizabeth Swados.

01/12/2016 - 19:27
Culture Editor

Elizabeth Swados brought to the stage the unexpected, combining musical styles, dance, ritual and poetry, often collaborating with young people to bring their voices to the mix. Underlying much of her bold work was a commitment to social justice as well as to Judaism.

Swados, above, “was profoundly Jewish in her worldview and her sympathy for the underdog,” says Swados’ literary executor.

Swados' Mantra: ‘To Argue Over Justice’

Remembering the genre-busting artist.

01/12/2016 - 09:45
Culture Editor

Elizabeth Swados brought to the stage the unexpected, combining musical styles, dance, ritual and poetry, often collaborating with young people to bring their voices to the mix. Underlying much of her bold work was a commitment to social justice as well as to Judaism.

Elizabeth Swados. Via lizswados.com

Putting The Triangle Tragedy To Music

Swados’ oratorio to include Jewish, Italian melodies.
03/14/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A native of Buffalo, where the dominant early 20th-century tragedy in the city’s collective memory was the 1901 assassination of President William McKinley, Elizabeth Swados never learned about New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

Elizabeth Swados: Calls opportunity to write oratorio about 1911 fire “a blessing.”
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