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Claire Porter: Dance Now Chapter 4 Honoree

*PDD listeners receive a $5 discount on tickets to the Dance Now virtual celebration of Claire Porter on Feb 25th at 7pm EST! Use code PDDCEL421 !

In this  installment of PDD’s fall/spring series covering the Dance Now 25th anniversary season, Paul Hamilton speaks with Choreographer, Writer and Performer Claire Porter, who is being honored on Thursday, February 25th at 7:00pm EST during the festival’s evening celebration. This interview is a wide-ranging conversation in which Claire shares thoughts about her work, and her long career as an educator and Laban Movement Analyst. You can find more information about the celebration honoring Jane and purchase a $20 ticket ($15 with code PDDCEL421) here, or check out the full season and ticketing options at!

Choreographer, Writer and Performer Claire Porter is known for her comedic text and movement work, and her skilled teaching. She has performed her work nationally and internationally as Claire Porter / PORTABLES. In the New York City area, her work has been produced at DTW, Danspace St. Mark’s Church, PS 122, The Kitchen, Joyce SOHO, Town Hall, The NY Horticulture Society, Liberty Science Center, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center. PORTABLES has also been presented at major US dance festivals including the American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, and The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard. In addition, Claire teaches Laban Movement Analysis for New York University Steinhardt School. She has an MA in Dance from Ohio State, a BA in Mathematics from The College of New Rochelle, is on the Advisory Board of DanceNJ, (, and is a Laban Movement Analyst (