VDA Artist Profile #66
Lucia Gagliardone is a choreographer and dance artist from Sharon, VT with a BA in Dance and Sociology from Bowdoin College. She has debuted five original dance works: "All My Bodies" (I + II), "she cherishes this, too", "Like Water", and "Arboreal Duet", as well as the full-length dance film "Like Water". In August 2020, Lucia self-produced SURFACE TENSION, an outdoor dance happening featuring her original choreography. In her work, she deals with themes of autonomy, healing and community, disintegration and wholeness, and various iterations of the self. Lucia has performed in works by Katy Pyle, Aretha Aoki, Vanessa Anspaugh, Gwyneth Jones, and Carol Langstaff, at Bowdoin College, the Northampton School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, Moving Target as part of Portland Dance Month, and as a principal dancer in Flock Dance Troupe. Lucia worked for Urbanity Dance Company teaching creative movement, modern dance, and improvisation to groups of all ages and abilities, and founded and led the Bowdoin Modern Dance Collective, an inclusive movement lab and class. Her training and work are grounded in modern dance, authentic movement, and improvisation.