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Choreographer's LAB: Laurel Tentindo

Laurel is the Trisha Brown Dance Company alum who set Planes on our company earlier this year. She's here with us this week teaching a weeklong series of Skinner Releasing Technique classes in the mornings and in the afternoons she's working with our company members on elements of dynamic partnering. 

Laurel was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2007-2012, and created original roles in Browns four final works.  She has danced with Vicky Shick, Sara Rudner, Liz Lerman and in Harry Partch’s opera, Delusion of the Fury, directed by John Jesurun. 

Tendindo’s choreography has been presented in NYC at:  Danspace, Joyce SoHo, and Judson Church, in Los Angeles at: Highways, the Fowler Museum, The Electric Lodge, LA Movement Arts and Pieter Performance Space, and internationally at: Tanz im August: Berlin International Dance Festival, Coventry University, UK and the Prague Fringe.  

Laurel has also collaborated with puppet theater director, Luis Tentindo on two evening length pieces supported by the Jim Henson Foundation exploring the interaction between bunraku-inspired puppetry and dance.  

She developed choreography for Poe (and the museum of lost arts) a hybrid performance/film, directed by Elise Kermani/Mishinnah Productions. Laurel has been a guest faculty member at the New School in NYC, and taught at Sarah Lawrence College, St. Mary’s College, The University of Washington, Roger Williams University, Chaillot Theater Paris, Centre National de la Danse Lyon/Rhone-Alpes, The Conservatoire de Lyon, Konservatorium Wien, Tilt in Milan and the Wooden Floor. 

This spring she served as a consultant for the Getty Museum’s Education Department and worked on developing an “alternative kinesthetic tour” of the galleries.  Laurel was an artist in residence at Decoda in the UK and will be an artist in residence at Performing Presence Improvisation Xchange in Berlin this summer. 

She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, a certified Skinner Releasing Teacher and a current MFA candidate in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA.

We're happy to have her here with us.

Thanks to Metro Parks Dance Division for hosting Laurel's residency with New Dialect

Earlier Event: August 15
Season Two Rooftop Launch Party
Later Event: September 14
NYC Rehearsals