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Creative Collaboration

As a director, performer and choreographer, I have been privileged to share my creative
approach to dance/movement in dozens of formats and in a variety of contexts. My work can
be custom designed to suit your needs and can take any of the following forms:
  • Movement coaching for a solo or group performance piece
  • Creative consultation for artists of all disciplines for their own shows/works
  • Choreographic commissions for dance and theater productions
  • Choreographic commissions for art shows and music performances
  • Creative consultation for events
Have an idea but don’t see it listed here? I’d love to hear it! Please GET IN TOUCH today!

Creative Collaborations with Lani – Past and Present

I have been honored to be commissioned to create and present works and/or serve as a
consultant for numerous college and university dance and theater programs, including:
Purdue University
SUNY Fredonia
Slippery Rock University
Allegheny College
Alfred University
The University of Rochester
Gannon University
Mercyhurst University
Kutztown University
Glendale Community College
Arizona State University

As Director of Embodied Learning for the Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective, I coined the
title OPEN Indy and helped to spearhead this unique collaboration between IMAC and other
local theater organizations, including NoExit Performance, Big Car, the District Theatre and Indy
Convergence. We are grateful for the regular grant support we have received from the Arts
Midwest Touring Fund and the Arts Council of Indianapolis for this annual event. OPEN Indy has
now had three successful years running in Indianapolis!

OPEN Indy 2018 with Gerry Trentham:
Workshop with Gerry
Workshop with Gerry
Workshop with Gerry
Workshop with Gerry
Workshop with Gerry

From 1999-2016, I collaborated with dozens of artists across disciplines as artistic director of Shen & Bones Performance Group and received regular funding from state and local funding organizations. My work with Shen & Bones as well as solo works have been presented throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, as well as Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Ashville, N.C. Shen & Bones collaborated with various artists and arts organizations, including the PACA Theater, the Erie Art Museum, LakeArts Foundation and Weirdo Theatre. I  am honored to be an associate artist with pounds per square inch performance and featured in Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy, by Sondra Fraleigh.



Shen & Bones Performance Group (1999-2016):  

lani Waking Woman_
Selected Performance
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Jay and Doug in _The Truth About Mr. Duffy_ copy
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The calligraphy of birds
The calligraphy of birds
The calligraphy of birds
Selected Performance
Selected Performance
"Lani’s residency was charged with energy, intelligence, and generous teaching. Her comprehensive
residency covered choreography, cultural and performance issues, and inspired the Alfred community."

-D. Chase Angier, Director of Dance
  Alfred University

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