Clairobscur Dance Company is the instrument upon which Laurie Sefton crafts her dense and detailed choreography. Her work is grounded in versatile athletic prowess, yet topical and timely. Marked by a high ratio of movement to time, her dances are created where the body is used as a canvas, medium and inspiration.
Clairobscur Dance Company was founded by Artistic Director and resident choreographer, Laurie Sefton. Its name is the French translation of chiaroscuro, a 17th century painterly term which means an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly an object. Movement is often obvious, (the light) but also contains a subtext (the shadow), which must be sought out and discerned by both the creator of movement and its spectator.