About Us:

Clairobscur Dance was founded by Artistic Director and resident choreographer, Laurie Sefton.  It's 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 on an object.  Movement is 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.

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Clairobscur Dance creates and presents issue based, emotional performance and accessible work for a global audience.  Through collaborations with compelling artists, designers, composers and creative technologists we pursue innovation, produce artistically excellent and relevant programming.  We create works for traditional theater venues, film, VR360 and site specific performance in which we utilize dance as a medium to address, examine and discuss universal questions, emotions and conditions of humanity.

Clairobscur Dance is a register 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.