Anna Markard was born in 1931 in Essen, Germany as the eldest daughter of Kurt and Aino Jooss. After a lifetime of studying and teaching dance, and collaborating closely with her father, she has become the authority on the Jooss repertoire. Anna has staged well over 50 productions of The Green Table, Jooss' masterpiece, as well as several of Jooss' other works. In addition to continuing production work, she now also devotes much time to the building of the Jooss Archive, writing, and giving workshops and lecture demonstrations. Anna Markard is married to the painter Hermann Markard and lives in Amsterdam Ann Hutchinson Guest is founder and director of the Language of Dance Centre and a world authority on dance notationGuest, Ann Hutchinson is the author of 'Green Table A Dance of Death in Eight Scenes' with ISBN 9780415942553 and ISBN 0415942551.