Claire Porter

Claire Porter

Writing and Moving: A Creativity Retreat

July 30 – August 5, 2023

Write and move and create dances/scenes/texts in a beautiful getaway in Maine. Each day, enjoy a physical and vocal warm up, followed by fun movement and creative problem solving. Hone in, through play and writing, on a particular subject, then write, play and work. Each day perform, think, discuss and have time to rest, relax and enjoy the lake. Plan on a fun experi­ence. And end up with a new dance/study/script!

Claire Porter of Claire Porter / PORTABLES ( is a writer, dancer, and choreographer with an extensive record of performances and residencies in Europe, Asia and in the USA. Porter is a Guggenheim Fellow who has received National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowships and Mid-Atlantic Choreography Fellowships. She has received many university commissions for her work, including Out of The Question for Purchase College and Sentenced to Sentences for Montclair State’s New Works Initiative. She created Falling for Prepositions with composer Mary Ellen Childs with support from a New Music for Dance Grant. Porter teaches Laban Movement Analysis, Choreography, and Improvisation in the MFA program at Montclair State University and Creativity as Practice at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Porter has an MA in Dance from Ohio State, a BA in Mathematics and is a Laban Movement Analyst.
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