Lauren Baines

Born & Lives in San Jose, California
www.laurenbaines.com

www.lbainesdancetheatre.org

Education

MFA, Mills College, Dance (Performance & Choreography), 2015.                                                                                 
BA & BS, Santa Clara University, triple major: Theatre Arts with Dance Emphasis, Art History, Psychology, 2008 and 2009.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Awards, Grants, Residencies

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Seasonal Artist in Residence, Berkeley, CA, 2016.

Creative Capacity Fund, Quick Grant Program, Center for Cultural Innovation, 2016.

NextGen Arts Grant Program, Creative Capacity Fund through the Center for Cultural Innovation, 2015.

Gullkistan Residency for Creative People, Artist in Residence, Lagaurvatn, Iceland, 2014.

Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award, San Jose Rotary Club, 2013.

MilkBar, Projects Room Artist in Residence, Oakland, CA, 2013.

Anna Halprin Dance Award, Department of Theatre and Dance, Santa Clara University, 2008.

Theatre & Dance Company Roles

Artistic Director, Lauren Baines Dance/Theatre, 2009 - Present.

Founding Member, for change dance collective (Claire Calalo, Artistic Director), 2011-Present.

Company Member, ahdanco (Abigail Hosein, Artistic Director), 2008-Present.

Producer, The Memory Tax, Off-Broadway Equity Showcase, 2013.

Founding Member (& Artistic / Managing Director), Cardboard Box Theatre Project, 2009-2013.

Company Member, Dancing Sun Dance Company (Bih-Tau Sung, Artistic Director), 2005-2008, 2014, 2016.

Company Member, TripWire Dance Projekt (Jeannine Charles, Artistic Director), 2004-2005.

Choreography

2018

  • Surveillance in the Name of Justice, Lauren Baines Dance/Theatre invited to create new work for ICA Live! series at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art to actives Chris Eckert's "Privacy Not Included" exhibition.

2017

  • Something About Chairs, Lauren Baines Dance/Theatre company season, Theatre on San Pedro Square, San Jose, CA.

  • Distill, Lauren Baines Dance/Theatre performance for ContainHer's album release party, Mexican Heritage Plaza Theatre, San Jose, CA.

  • End of Time, choreography and performance for Cellista's Finding San Jose, Akiyama Wellness Center, San Jose, CA.

  • End of Time, presented with Cellista at Tricycle Records Event, Z Space, San Francisco, CA.

  • Lift, special choreography commissioned to activate Andy Warhol and Billy Kluver's Silver Clouds, installed as part of exhibition Play!, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA.

  • 3:2 Scale, choreographed for the All Womxn's Showcase, The Forager Tasting Room and Eatery, San Jose, CA.

  • Stand, pop-up performance, invited by producers of the All Womxn's Showcase, The Forager Tasting Room and Eatery, San Jose, CA.

2016

  • End of Time, choreography for film by Cellista (Freya Seeburger), San Jose, CA.

  • at once both prologue and epilogue, presented at Anne & Mark's Art Party, San Jose Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA.

  • Flagman Trees, commissioned by Montalvo Arts Center to realize movement for performance conceived by Maximo Gonzalez for 5 Hour Sculpture event, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA.

  • Things I should have said (from words not spoken), Guest Artist at ArtistEDGE Dance Company's production Frames, Zohar Dance, Palo Alto, CA.

  • Things I should have said (from words not spoken), Artist in Residence Salon, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley, CA.

  • Lamentations: Images of War and Protest, collaborative multidisciplinary performance, presented through SCU's Art Salon Series at Mission de Asis Church, Santa Clara & Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford, CA.

2015

  • at once both prologue and epilogue, selected for sjDANCEco's ChoreoProject, San Jose, CA

  • at once both prologue and epilogue, selected for Dance Mission SF Harvest Showcase, San Francisco, CA.

  • Gather, commissioned for Rock the Garden, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA.

  • Shadow, Flicker, presented at LEVYdance Salon, SF, CA.

  • Shadow, Flicker, selected for presentation at the Karpeles Maunuscript Museum in Buffalo, NY.

  • Kermesse, site-specific traveling performance, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

  • Points of Reference | Points of Departure, Lisser Theatre, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

2014

  • Swallow, presented at Anne & Mark’s Art Party, San Jose Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA

  • Swallow, presented at naer umhfrevi exhibition opening, Gullkistan Residency, Laugarvatn, Iceland.

  • More choreography was created this year, but it was presented as part of my graduate work, not in a professional setting.

 

2013

  • Effect|Affect, dance & projection collaboration with media designer Matthew Johns, selected for ZERO1’s inaugural Bring It! Series, ZERO1 Garage, San Jose, CA.

  • for endings and beginnings, invited by artist Tiffany Singh to create site-specific dance to activate her installation The Bells of Mindfulness at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA.

  • Permanent Gestures, dance performance with live painting element, SubZERO Festival, SoFA District, San Jose, CA.

2012

  • Reflection, invited by artist Ernest Jolly to create a site-specific work to be performed in his art installation Re-imagine combining projection, water, and audio, SCU Gallery, Santa Clara, CA.

  • Frontier-Pioneer and Puppet Dance, for Cardboard Box Theatre Project, presented at outdoor theatre at San Jose Stage Company, San Jose, CA.

  • Frontier-Pioneer and Diet Dance, for 3 Woman, 1 Woman Show with three women, WORKS/San Jose, CA.

2011

  • Topographical Study of Swarming Thoughts, Dance Brigade’s Harvest Showcase, Dance Mission Theatre, SF, CA.

  • Laminated, Cardboard Box Theatre Project’s This is Not an Open Mic, WORKS/San Jose, CA.

  • Un Viaje a un Lugar Salvaje, original play based on book Where the Wild Things Are, Teatro Catalina, Chinandega, Nicaragua.

  • Invisible Antagonist, Selected for sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject Awards, Studio Theatre, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.

2010

  • Teenage Wasteland, Flash mob choreographed for Sculpture on the Grounds Opening Reception, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA.

  • Transcending the Picture Plane: The Subtleties of Hue, interdisciplinary work commissioned by the de Saisset Museum for its public program “Beyond 2-D: Portraits in Other Mediums,” de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA.

  • Introduction, Cardboard Box Theatre Project’s The Importance of Being Earnest, WORKS/San Jose, CA.

2009

  • Purple Drank and Rockmelon Love, Cardboard Box Theatre Project’s A Box of Strange, WORKS/San Jose, CA, 2009.

Performance

I have danced and performed professionally since 2004. For a complete performance history and dance training, please inquire.

2017

  • Transfigurations, stage poem by Cellista, Little Boxes Theatre, San Francisco, CA.

  • Rain Dance, for change dance collective, PUSHfest, ODC Theatre, San Francisco, CA.

  • Benefit Bash, for change dance collective, Omni Commons, Oakland, CA.

  • all at once everything shifts slowly, for change dance collective, showcase at Laney College, Oakland, CA.

 

2016

  • for change dance collective, West Wave Dance Festival, Z Space, San Francisco, CA.

  • Beneath the Stories We Wear, for change dance collective, Studio 8, Berkeley, CA.

 

2015

  • the faults we sought to mend: burnished at the broken places, for change dance collective, 8th Street Studio, Berkeley, CA.

 

2014   

  • Lapse Continuum, choreographed by Kara Davis for Mills Repertory Dance Company’s performance in flux performed at Lisser Theatre, Oakland and ODC, San Francisco, CA.

  • Sororus, choreographed by Risa Jaroslow for Mills Repertory Dance Company’s performance in flux, performed at Lisser Theatre, Oakland and ODC, San Francisco, CA.

  • love notes revisted, for change dance collective, presented at Works in the Works, 8th Street Studio, Berkeley, CA.

  • Dancing Feet, choreographed by Bih-Tau Sung and Wen-Jin Luo, Dancing Sun Dance Company, site-specific performance at History Park, San Jose.

 

2013  

  • love notes on fragile prayers, for change dance collective, RAW Artists in Residency, The Garage, SF, CA.

  • Suite San Suite, choreographed by Sonya Delwaide for AXIS Dance Company, re-set for Mills Repertory Dance Company’s shift with guests from AXIS Dance Company, performed at Lisser Theatre, Oakland and ODC, SF.

  • Rather Than In Silence Shrink, for change dance collective, Dance-a-rama at 8th Street Studio, Oakland, CA.

 

2012   

  • Topographical Study of Swarming Thoughts, LBD/T at Push Dance Company’s March Benefit, Terra Gallery, SF, CA.

  • Frontier-Pioneer, Cardboard Box’s 3 Woman, 1 Woman Show (with three women), WORKS/San Jose, San Jose, CA.

 

2011    

  • in a delicate way without being beautiful, for change dance collective, 2nd Sundays, CounterPulse, SF, CA.

  • Topographical Study of Swarming Thoughts, Dance Brigade’s Harvest Showcase, Dance Mission Theatre, SF, CA.

  • in a delicate way without being beautiful, for change dance collective, PARK(ing) Day, Berkeley, CA.

  • in a delicate way without being beautiful, for change dance collective, Dance Brigade’s Fog Fest, Dance Mission, SF.

  • Aftermath, ahdanco, performance in visual artist Ernest Jolly’s installation, Natural Reaction, San Francisco Arts Council Window, San Francisco, CA.

  • ahdanco at Ashby Stage, ahdanco, company season, Ashby Stage, Berkeley, CA.

  • L’Histoire du Soldat, choreographer Claire Calalo, Music at Noon, Hertz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley, CA.

  • Teatro Catalina Benefit Concert, choreographer Claire Calalo, Nicaragua fundraiser, Fess Parker Studio Theatre, Santa Clara, CA.

  • Invisible Antagonist, LBD/T at sjDANCEco’s ChoreoProject Awards, Studio Theatre, SJSU, CA.

  • Migrations (school tour), Choreographer David Popalisky, multiple schools, South Bay, CA.

 

2010    

  • Migrations, David Popalisky, outdoor site work, Santa Clara University campus, Santa Clara, CA.

  • Transcending the Picture Plane: The Subtleties of Hue, part of de Saisset program “Beyond 2-D: Portraits in Other Mediums,” de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA.

  • here, look, ahdanco, company season, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley, CA.

  • 16 going on 30, ahdanco, at “Makeup Mutiny,” The Garage, San Francisco, CA.

 

2009    

  • Purple Drank, scene by Maren Lovgren, choreography by myself, Cardboard Box’s A Box of Strange, WORKS/San Jose Gallery, San Jose, CA.

 

2008    

  • Horizon, Dancing Sun Dance Company, company season, Montgomery Theatre, San Jose, CA.

  • Some Notes on Chaos, ahdanco, company season, Dance Mission Theatre, San Francisco, CA.

 

2006    

  • Mouth’s Cradle, Choreographer Maureen Walsh, sjDANCEco’s Dancin’ Downtown, Downtown San Jose, CA.

  • Solace, Dancing Sun Dance Company, company season, Montgomery Theatre, San Jose, CA.

 

2005

  • Nakashi Blues, Dancing Sun Dance Company, “The South Bay Dances,” West Wave Dance Festival, ODC Theatre, SF.

  • High Release, TripWire Dance Projekt, sjDANCEco’s Dancin’ Downtown, Downtown San Jose, CA.

  • Nostalgia, Dancing Sun Dance Company, company season, Montgomery Theatre, San Jose, CA.

 

2004    

  • Volcano, TripWire Dance Projekt, sjDANCEco’s Dancin’ Downtown, Downtown San Jose, CA.

Teaching Experience

Art Instructor (creative movement workshops), Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA, 2017.

Adjunct Quarterly Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Dance, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 2016.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Dance Department, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2014.

Guest Choreographer, Dance Department, Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA, 2014.

Dance Instructor, VAPA Faculty, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, CA, 2010.

Teaching Artist, various disciplines (dance, theatre), Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, 2010-2011.

Guest Instructor, Dance Theatre International, San Jose, CA, September 2009.

Dance Instructor, Dancing Sun School of Dance, San Jose, CA, 2005-2007.

Papers, Panels, Lectures, Presentations

2016

  • Panel Discussion, "Whose Dance Is It Anyway? - Cultivating Awareness through University Practices", presented at the Society of Dance History Scholars & Congress on Research in Dance joint conference "Beyond Authenticity and Appropriation: Bodies, Authorship, and Choreographies of Transmission," Pomona College, CA.

  • "Embodied Knowledge: Mirror Neurons, Kinesthetic Empathy, and What Site Dance Can Show Us," LASER talk, USF, CA.

2015

  • "Embodied Knowledge: Mirror Neurons, Kinesthetic Empathy, and What Site Dance Can Show Us," LASER talk, UC Berkeley, CA.

  • “Site Dance, Embodiment, and Cultural Ecology: The Reflexive Relationship of Bodies & Space,” paper presented at “Cut & Paste: Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity,” joint conference held by the Society of Dance History Scholars and the Congress on Research in Dance, Athens, Greece.

 

2013

  • Panel, Arts & Tech Companies, genARTS Silicon Valley, ZERO1 Garage, San Jose, CA.

  • Moderator, Re-alignment, genARTS, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA.

  • Moderator, Avoiding Burnout, genARTS Brown Bag Lunch Series, Stanford University, Standford, CA.

2010

  • Panel Discussion, "Beyond 2-D: Portraits in Other Mediums,” in conjunction with exhibition What Makes a Picture a Portrait, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA.

2008

  • Paper, "Choreographing the Intangible: An Examination of Copyright and Intellectual Property in Dance," University Honors Program Thesis, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

Bibliography

  • "Lauren Baines" by Francisco Alvarado, issue Profiles 9.5, Content Magazine, 2017.

  • "Theatre/Arts", Rose Garden Resident, Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, June 2, 2017.

  • "Lauren Baines '08: Choreographing a Career in the Arts" by Shana McLean Moore, College of Arts & Sciences, Santa Clara University, 2016.  Read here

  • "How Could They Disappear" by Eryn Olson ’16 and Steven Boyd Saum, Santa Clara Magazine, 2016. Read here.

  • "First Leigh Weimers emerging artist award winners announced" by Mary Gottschalk, San Jose Mercury News, 2013. Read here.

  • "Tribute to Leigh Weimers also honors emerging Silicon Valley artists" by Sal Pizarro, San Jose Mercury News, 2013. Read here

  • "Santa Clara University grads collaborating on play in Silicon Valley style" by Sal Pizarro, San Jose Mercury News, 2013.  Read here.

Arts Employment

Assistant Director, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, CA, December 2016 - Present.

Museum Programs and Media Relations Manager, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, CA, Feb - Nov 2016.

Family, Teen, and Outreach Programming Coordinator, Palo Alto Art Center, July 2015 - Dec 2016.
Administrative Assistant, Risa Jaroslow & Dancers, Oakand, CA, March 2015 - Sept 2016.
Graduate Assistant, Dance Department, Mills College, 2013-2015.

Co-Producer, The Memory Tax, The American Theatre of Actors, New York, New York, August 2013.
Project Manager, Lucas Artists Residency Programs, Montalvo Arts Center, Feb. 2010-Aug. 2013.
Curatorial Assistant, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Nov. 2008–Sept. 2009.
Research Assistant, Department of Art History, Santa Clara University, June 2008-Sept. 2009.
Research and Studio Assistant, for visual artist Kathy Aoki, Santa Clara, CA, November 2008–September 2009.

Arts & Community Leadership, Professional Development

Chair, genARTS Silicon Valley, 2017-Present; Steering Committee member since 2010.

SV Mindshare: A Conversation Series for Arts Executives, Silicon Valley Creates, 2017-2018.

Arts Leadership Forward, Statewide leadership group convened by the Hewlett Foundation, 2017.

Leadership San Jose, Silicon Valley Organization (formerely Chamber of Commerce) Cohort 2016.

California Networks for Collaboration, Accessibility Cohort, California Association of Museums, 2015-2016.

Museum Enhancement Board, de Saisset Museum, 2010-2016.

Professional Associations

Americans for the Arts

Dance Studies Assoication (formerly Congress on Research on Dance & Society of Dance History Scholars)

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