Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Theatre and Speech
Carolyn Lord teaches the movement fundamentals of ballet as well as the basic concepts of its technically demanding system. Ballet developed as a theatrical art form while its technique became an internally logical and closed system. The principles of this system are taught with an eye to ballet’s history and its place in the current cultural landscape.
M.M. Music Composition (Studied with David Tcimpidis) Mannes College of Music (1993) B.A. Slavic Languages University of Chicago (1965)
OTHER STUDIES Ballet Allegro American Ballet School – Chicago (Robert Lunnon and Doreen Tempest from the British Royal Ballet) Vincenzo Celli (a protégé of Enrico Cecchetti) New York City Ballet School of American Ballet Richard Thomas and Barbara Fallis Modern Dance Merce Cunningham Studio CHOREOGRAPHY Over sixty dances choreographed since 1970 including: Full Length Solos: The Secret Life of Rosie Miller (1972) Washington Square Church The Devil’s Revenge and Other Essays (1972) The Construction Company The Theory and Practice of Miss America (1973) Theater Genesis Full Length Duets: Soft Barricade (with Steven Witt) (1977) 70 Grand Street My House/Rated X (with Richard Michaels) (1978) The Construction Company Full Length Works for Carolyn Lord and Dancers: The Mystic Writings of Paul Revere (1975) La Mama ETC Fantasy Variations (1979) Entermedia Theater Jargon (1983) Ohio Theater Mass Transit (1985) St. Mark’s Church Classic Moves (1989) Marymount Manhattan Theater Ballet Studies (2001) Merce Cunningham Studio Solos for Others: Iphigenia (for Kari Richardson) (1995) Merce Cunningham Studio Bangles and Seeds (3 solos with percussion instruments for Linda Seifert, Rebekah Windmiller, Kari Richardson) (1996) University Settlement House from Johnny Johnson (for Emily Stone) (2005) Trisha Brown Studio Black Bird (for Jeffrey Bauer) (2006) City Center Studios Other Works: Black Dress (1971) Merce Cunningham Studio Reflections on the French Revolution (1973) The New School Spy/Counterspy (1979) Chicago Contemporary Dance Theater Night Moves (1991) Merce Cunningham Studio Off-the-Wall (1996) University Settlement House Sorry, Igor (1998) The Construction Company DANCE PERFORMANCE Twyla Tharp Dance Company Barbara Gardner Construction Company Trocadero Gloxinia Ballet Company Guest Artist: Sally Silvers Dance Company Bryan Hayes Dance Company Kenneth King & Dancers Marjorie Gamso’s Energy Crisis New York Ballet Experiment MUSIC Music compositions for voice, for various solo instruments, as well as for various chamber ensembles have been performed at Greenwich House Music School, Mannes College of Music, Music Under Construction, Dia Art Foundation, Eden’s Expressway, Joyce Soho, Hunter College, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, St. Peter’s Church, Merkin Concert Hall and in six cities in Belgium. Scores have been composed for choreographers Ariane Anthony, Bryan Hayes, Tina Croll and Jeffrey Bauer. Current project is a full-length opera, Oedipus at Colonus, with video production design by Andrew Gurian. THEATER Choreographer, Performer The Playhouse of the Ridiculous – John Vaccaro Persia (Bernard Roth) Satyricon (Paul Foster) The Magic Show of Dr. Ma-Gico (Ken Bernard) La Bohemia (John Vaccaro) PRODUCING Since 1993 - Executive Director of The Construction Company, a not-for-profit arts organization in Manhattan that produces music and dance concerts and art exhibitions