Elaine Shipman

SHIPMAN–Elaine, died peacefully on Saturday, March 16. A dancer and choreographer, beautiful, brave, and generous spirit, she was surrounded in her last illness by many loving friends and colleagues. She continued with her life until the last possible moment, taking class at the Merce Cunningham Trust Studio, attending performances, spreading joy among all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at Crestwood Memorial Chapel, 199 Bleecker Street, New York City, at 10:30am on Sunday, March 24. A memorial will be held at Carl Seltzer’s Studio, 185 East Broadway, at 2pm on Sunday, April 7.

- New York Times, March 22, 2013