On this episode of DLEW, I talk with Lauren Beale of Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, The University of Colorado Boulder, and Eunice Embodiment.
Collaboration is an art form of its own, and doing it well takes a lot of practice (and a lot of patience). Even though collaboration can be difficult, it’s still one of Lauren’s favorite ways to work, and one of her favorite skills to teach students. Join us on this episode to discover the beauty of collaboration for all ages and artistic abilities.
Lauren is a performing artist, choreographer, improviser, contemplative teacher and yoga instructor. She holds an MFA in Dance from The University of Colorado Boulder with an emphasis in collaborative, interdisciplinary performance. Lauren has performed nationally and internationally with Colorado based companies Michelle Ellsworth Performance, Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Helander Dance Theater, 3rd Law Dance/Theatre, David Capps/Dances, Interweave Dance Theater, Kim Olson/Sweet Edge, New York City companies Curt Haworth and Dancers, Ellis Wood Dance and Peter Sciscioli, and Seattle based Wade Madsen. Lauren has co-created and collaborated on interdisciplinary performances with Brooke McNamara, Ondine Geary, Kate Speer, Mark McCoin, Jessica Hendricks, and Amanda Leise. Her creative work and facilitation has been presented in Colorado, New York City, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Hungary. She has been on faculty at the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop for over fifteen years and facilitates dance and movement classes at Block 1750 and local Boulder Valley schools. Lauren is also on faculty in the dance department of CU-Boulder, having taught Performance Improvisation, Jazz Fusion technique, and Looking at Dance. She is co-director of Eunice Embodiment, with Brooke McNamara, an umbrella organization engaging performance, movement education, and mentorship to unlock creative capacity and source our fundamental human aliveness. Lauren lives in Boulder, Colorado with her partner Amanda, and her two children, Lila and Finlay.
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