Lorraine Chapman, The Company, Dance Learn more: http://www.lorrainechapman.org
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|| Area(s) of expertise
||February - April, 2018
|All ages, including older adults
||Contemporary dance, choreography
- intro to contemporary dance
- workshops for dancers, theater artists, older adults
Lorraine Chapman, one of New England’s most respected dancers and choreographers, will be working with dancers – and non-dancers – on contemporary dance and interdisciplinary movement. Lorraine will work solo for 5 days, offering classes for dancers and theater artists around the region, including ballet, modern and Grotowski-based movement awareness and improv sessions. She will also create and set a work on PSU dance students that they’ll present at one of LCTC's final public performances. In addition she and Emily will spend two days offering school and community programs, including participatory movement workshops for elders.
These workshops and performances are an extraordinary opportunity for local students and adults to experience contemporary dance from an extraordinary practitioner of contemporary dance. Email us to sign up your school! Learn about our public events, including workshops for dancers and theater artists as well as public performances, here as they are added.
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About Lorraine Chapman:
Lorraine Chapman danced professionally with Eliot Feld Ballets/NY and Ballet British Columbia as well as for several Boston-based choreographers including Amy Spencer, Richard Colton, Diane Arvanites, Jose Mateo and Marcus Schulkind. As a choreographer, Chapman has received several grants and has created works for numerous venues, festivals and companies including On The Boards-Northwest New Works, The Yard, World Music/CRASHarts, Dancing Nor’easters-Arts & Ideas, Alberta Ballet, Summer Stages Dance, Festival Ballet of Providence, SOAKING WET, Stonington Opera House, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Inside/Out, Yes, Virginia – Dance, Flynn Center Performing Arts, The Dance Complex, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Dixon Place, and Citigroup Theater Alvin Ailey. She officially formed Lorraine Chapman, The Company (LCTC) in 2002, and it is now one of Boston’s most notable contemporary dance companies.
LCTC was represented by Pentacle — a NYC-based management support organization, from 2013–2016. Chapman’s awards include a Boston Dance Alliance Rehearsal & Retreat Fellowship, a Brother Thomas Fellowship from The Boston Foundation, a Boston Center for the Arts Dance Residency and a Summer Stages Dance/Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency. She was featured in Dance Magazine as one of "25 To Watch". She received her training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and L'Ecole Superieure De Danse Du Quebec as well as from Boston veterans Frances Kotelly and Samuel Kurkjian. She teaches at the Northeast School of Ballet’s Conservatory, Urbanity Dance, and the Ballet Arts Centre of Winchester where she is the Co-Director of their PreProfessional Dance Division. She is also the Dance Artist-In-Residence for Plymouth State University and Canterbury Shaker Village.
As a choreographer, Lorraine explores the known elements of dance in significantly original and unexpected ways and comes to different, invented and idiosyncratic conclusions from other dancemakers. She is interested in the state of mind, heart, and spirit of "the performer," or "one who performs," and here lies the connection to the source energy of each and every dance she creates.
Through LCTC, Lorraine trains and nurtures young dancers, providing them opportunities and exposure to professional dance experiences, and she offers an educational and comprehensive outreach program that communicates positivity and the value of dance as artistic expression.