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Audrey MacLean

2022-2023 Dancemakers Laboratory Resident

Artist Bio

Originally from Bangor, Maine, Audrey MacLean is a Boston-based dance/performance artist. Since graduating from Connecticut College, Audrey has had the pleasure of performing throughout the Northeast in work by a number of artists including: Jimena Bermejo, Peter DiMuro, Michael Foley, Morgan Griffin, Heidi Henderson, Kimberleigh Holman, Grant Jacoby, Annie Kloppenberg, Betsy Miller, Ruckus Dance, and Kristin Wagner.

Audrey’s own work has been presented through Green Street Studio’s New Works program (2013), The Dance Complex’s aMaSSiT program (2015), as part of DanceNOW Boston (2016), in DanceNOW NYC’s Fall On Demand Program (2021), and at a number of New England theaters and festivals.

Audrey has also been a guest teacher in both technique and composition classes at: Berklee College of Music, The Dance Complex, Développé, Moving Target (Boston and Portland), Rising Tide Charter School, and Wilmington Dance Academy.

Project Description:

other stuff by Audrey MacLean

Shared through the Dance Lab at BCA, other stuff by Audrey MacLean aims to explore the emotions attached to simple human tasks, and by doing so, build a shared understanding between performers and audience. No matter how inconsequential something may seem on the surface, it can still evoke emotion or create feelings of nostalgia; these theories are what other stuff hopes to unpack.

Through a series of vignettes, other stuff will explore questions including: Is vulnerability always honest? Can a singular idea stir up memories in multiple viewers? Is it possible to balance a cup of water on your head for more than two minutes? Each subsequent vignette will have a life of its own, based on the individual stories of its performers; able to stand alone, but also as part of a larger picture — just like all of us.