Lorraine Chapman, The Company, Dance Learn more: http://www.lorrainechapman.org
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|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, offering classes for dancers and theater artists around the region -- including ballet, modern and Grotowski-based movement awareness and improv sessions -- and will also work with company members, offering school and community programs, including participatory movement workshops for elders.
These workshops and performances are an exceptional opportunity for local students and adults to experience professional contemporary dance. Email us to sign up your school!
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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.
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 has also served as 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 especialy interested in the state of mind, heart, and spirit of "the performer."
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.