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Louise Burns, Guest Artist in Dance

Louise Burns
has performed, choreographed, and taught throughout the world.  She was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in the 1970’s and 80’s performing in such pieces as Duets, Inlets 2, Channels/Inserts and Summerspace.  Her own choreography has been performed by the Danish National School for Theatre & Dance, the Tasmanian Dance Company of Australia, Compagnie Coline of France, Western Australian Academy for Performing Arts, and several dance departments. Ms. Burns has been guest director of the modern dance program at University of Montana; senior lecturer & head of contemporary dance at WAAPA, Australia; originating faculty at P.A.R.T.S. founded by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker of Brussels; rehearsal director for Jean Claude Gallotta & Groupe Emile Dubois of Grenoble, France touring Ulysses and Romeo et Juliet; and guest teacher with ROSAS and DCA/Philippe Decoufle.  Recently, she performed the choreography of Mel Wong, and improvised with Kenneth King and friends in the Improvisation Festival at St. Mark’s Church, New York. Her degree is from the University of Hawaii with a focus in Dance Ethnology.

JCCR -- created by Louise Burns
in collaboration with members of Orchesis