Lisa Porter

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FUTURE PERFECT

Conceived and choreographed by Lisa Porter, Future Perfect is a meditation on mortality performed by Lori Clarke and Andrea Tucker.

ARTIST BIOS

Lisa Porter is a performer, writer and filmmaker from St. John’s. She has made a significant contribution to contemporary dance in St. John’s not only as an artist, but also as a curator with Neighbourhood Dance Works, where she served as chair from 2004-2006. She worked in the film industry for many years before turning her hand to screenwriting and directing. She won a Canadian Screenwriting Award for the dramatic television miniseries Above and Beyond and her short films have screened in Europe, Canada and the US.  She also makes a living with her voice, writing and performing Descriptive Video for film and television. Lisa holds a BA in English and an MPhil Humanities from Memorial University. 

Lori Clarke has been creating work for stage, screen and installation for more than 25 years. Her award winning music and sound design refers to multiple aesthetics from musique concrete to jazz to electronica. Lori’s spiritual care work is a contemplative, somatic approach, particularly helpful in grief and bereavement, with those healing from traumatic events and suffering from loss. Her approach is particularly helpful in grief and bereavement, with those healing from traumatic events and suffering from loss. Lori holds an MA Somatics from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Lori is currently doing an Interdisciplinary PhD at MUN – arts-based research exploring grief, ecology and emergence.

Andrea Tucker is a St. John’s-based dancer, improviser, teacher, and choreographer. A graduate of the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre, she has trained and worked with various local and international artists, including a variety of workshops and somatic intensives. As well as working with Lisa and Lori, she has been developing a docudance with choreographer/director Louise Moyes and fellow dancers Calla Lachance and Tammy MacLeod. Andrea has a BA in Linguistics and graduated with a Bachelors of Education in 2013. She is employed with the English School District. Her expertise and experience with contemporary dance has greatly influenced her pedagogical philosophy and work with children.