Introducing 2016 NECF Artist: Lane Gifford of LaneCoArts
Lane Gifford is the Artistic Director of LaneCoArts, a New York based multi-arts company that examines the intersecting relationship between dance, theater and the visual arts. The mission of the company is to create a rich and dynamic dialogue that fuses a distinctive movement aesthetic, deep emotional exploration and stimulating visual and dramatic components. Lane Gifford explores the formation and execution of a meaningful movement vocabulary that grows from rigorous physical investigations and a process of exchange and collaboration with other artists. A landscape consisting of charged movement conversations and in-depth interchange, are the focus. Lane Gifford currently is a Wingspan Arts teaching artist, offering multi-arts movement classes to children in New York City’s public school system. Her mission: Ignite the imagination and use the arts as a collective voice.
Ms. Gifford first studied dance at The Boston Conservatory in Boston, MA. She received a BFA in dance performance and an MFA specializing in choreography from The Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. In 2006 she founded LaneCoArts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Some reviews and commentary about Lane Gifford and her work:
"Lane Gifford really knows how to grab the audience and take them away to a brief moment of paradise.” (Off White) iDANZ Critix Corner
“There's no question Lane has real talent, both artistic and organizational and she was fearless in putting forth her vision.” Hal Fessenden, Viking Penguin
“I think Lane’s choreography is some of the best I’ve seen as a beautiful combination of modern and traditional dance forms.” Marc Lambert, Puffin Foundation Cultural Forum