Noémie Lafrance

Choreographer, Film costumer designer

1973 –

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Who is Noémie Lafrance?

Noémie Lafrance is a Canadian-born choreographer living and working in New York since 1994. She is known for making large-scale site-specific dance performances that uses the architecture of the city as settings for her work. She is the founder and artistic director of Sens Production—a not-for-profit dance production company based in Brooklyn and founded in 2001. She has received a Bessie Award and a MVPA award for her work. The Feist music video 1234 that she choreographed was nominated for a Grammy.

Her piece Descent was performed in a twelve-story stairwell designed by legendary architect Stanford White in Lower Manhattan. The performance ran more than 80 times to a total audience of over 5000 people in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Noir, a piece staged in a parking garage and viewed by the audience through the windshield of their cars was presented as a part of the Whitney Biennial and was co-produced by Danspace Project in 2004. Lafrance was commissioned by the Neuberger Museum of Art to create Unseen: Landscapes, a performance inspired by April Gornik’s paintings and performed by the MFA students at Purchase College SUNY in fall of 2004.

She was named one of "25 to Watch" in 2004 by Dance Magazine.

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Born
Nov 22, 1973
Québec
Also known as
  • Noemie Lafrance
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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