Leah Stein Dance Company connects people from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, age groups, and communities through the creation of site-specific dance that enlivens a sense of place. LSDC integrates improvisational methods and invites audiences to be part of the performance space; this shared experience among performers and audience is at the heart of LSDC dances. The company actively investigates the interrelationships between body, sound and site, and develops and maintains strong collaborations with musicians, singers, visual artists and local communities.
Inspired by the physics of movement and the forces of nature, Artistic Director Leah Stein aims to invoke and illuminate the living histories of built and natural spaces. Stein seeks to mutually transform audiences and performers in an equally occupied space. Stein values a sustainable and cross-disciplinary artistic community that stirs new perspectives about the interactions between people, their cultures and the physical environment. The dynamic group of dancers and collaborators works collectively to realize Stein’s vision.
Leah Stein Dance Company was founded in 2001. LSDC has built upon Stein's vision of creating dances for unusual sites, presenting unique works for the stage, and developing collaborative relationships with diverse artists and communities. LSDC has received numerous commissions, developed residency projects at schools and festivals and created several major dance pieces.