Born Staten Island, New York, December 3, 1945.
Laura Dean is considered one of the most significant post-modern choreographers of our time. Dean states, “In my dances the thought process is in the geometric patterns and the pulse. The movement is imposed on top of this . . . When you take a geometrical form (spatial) of any kind that is static and you impose movement (time) on top of it . . . the tension that results is incredible.” Simple movement such as spinning and stomping that are performed in a geometrical template characterizes her choreography. Dean is considered a master of utilizing repetition that becomes hypnotic altering one’s sense of linear time.