Audrey MacLean is a Boston-based dance/performance artist. Since graduating from Connecticut College, Audrey has had the pleasure of performing throughout New York and New England in work by Jimena Bermejo, Peter DiMuro, griffindance, Heidi Henderson, Annie Kloppenberg, Betsy Miller, power|PLAY, Ruckus Dance, shovegentlydance, and is a founding member of Grant Jacoby & Dancers. Audrey's own work has been presented through Green Street Studio's New Works program, The Dance Complex's aMaSSiT program, and was featured on CPTV's Spotlight on the Arts. In 2016 Audrey was invited to show work at ART’s Oberon theater as part of DanceNOW Boston. In the spring of 2016 she co-produced and curated an evening of short dance/performance work titled "Dance Shorts" which brought together eight Boston-area female choreographers. Aside from her own choreographic pursuits, Audrey has served in administrative roles for The Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, and is currently curator and series manager of Moving Target Boston.
ABOUT THE WORK
Audrey MacLean's new work, made up of a number of short vignettes scattered throughout the evening, explores the place where humor and sorrow intersect. The piece currently called: working title: other stuff (a collaboration with performers Betsy Miller, Jacob Rosenbaum, and Katie McGrail) examines this intersection using human relationships as a lens -- with all of their hardships, complexities, and universalities. MacLean hopes to allow the new work to exist in a place of overlap, of setting expectations and breaking them (benignly), and of heartfelt honesty. By toying with, and putting on display, the emotional dichotomies found so often in our "regular" day-to-day lives, MacLean hopes to remind the viewer that our personal stories, and in turn our reactions to and memories of them, can be universal.