“Townsend’s combination of wit and suppleness made her a delight to watch.”

Ann Murphy, Dance View Times

 Lisa Townsend - Garage

“As a choreographer, I look for moments of resonance between bodies, the expression of ideas through gesture and intimate touch, testing the limits of trust. In collaboration with visual and theatrical artists, writers and composers, I am committed to creating innovative, timely and meaningful work.”

 

2018

  • HOME, an aerial/dance/theater/music performance created with Joanna Haigood @ Commonweal

2017

  • Choreographer for CLICKSHARE directed by Stephen Brackett @ A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
  • Directed Created Movement Project, devised with the MFA 1 Students @ A.C.T.  in San Francisco

 2016

  • Movement Director for King Charles III @ A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
  • In the studio creating material for upcoming film short : Fits-n-Starts
  • Choreographer for A.C.T. Conservatory’s  THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW @ THE STRAND THEATER
  • Directed Created Movement Project, devised with the MFA 1 Students @ A.C.T.  in San Francisco
  • Directed Annual Production for B-CAST

2015 

  • Choreographed excerpt for Villeggiatura directed by Stephen Buescher @ A.C.T. Conservatory 
  • Directed Annual Production for B-CAST
  • Directed Created Movement Project, devised with the MFA 1 Students @ A.C.T.  in San Francisco

2014

  • Choreographed & Performed FUGA, a new original dance work for LTdancefracas. Performed @ The Garage & Z-Space in S.F.
  • Directed Created Movement Project, devised with the MFA 1 Students @ A.C.T.  in San Francisco
  • Directed Annual Production for B-CAST

2013

  • Collaborated & performed with Frances McDormand and The Wooster Group on the Shaker Project in NYC.
  • Selected choreographer to participate in CHIME Across Borders with mentor Tere O’Connor through the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company National Mentorship Exchange Program
  • Directed Created Movement Project, devised with the MFA 1 Students @ A.C.T.  in San Francisco
  • Directed & Edited the Dance film CLUTCH
  • Directed Annual Production for B-CAST

 

 

 

 





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