REMEMBERING L. TARIN CHAPLIN
(1941-2009)
Dancer, Choreographer, Author, and Community Activist

Describing herself as an "eco-choreographer," Ms. Chaplin sought to "connect people to the earth, the elements, and the sentient and non-sentient beings that share this universe". She created or contributed to many community events, exploring ritual and the environment including Nightfires, Marrowbone, Ice on Fire/Fire on Ice, Labrynthian, Celebrate the Winooski, and Haymakers. [Excerpted from the L. Tarin Chaplin Papers, Biographical Note, UVM Libraries, Special Collections]

 
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Photographed poster from L. Tarin Chaplin archives held at University of Vermont Special Collections Library

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Photograph showing site-specific dance performance at Vermont State House. Provided by Anne Sarcka.

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Photograph of a photo from L. Tarin Chaplin archives held at University of Vermont Special Collections Library

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Photograph showing site-specific dance performance at Montpelier City Hall. Provided by Anne Sarcka.

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Photograph of a painting entitled "tarin peeling tangerines for Isaac" by Janet MacLeod

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Photograph of handwritten note from tarin (in Alana's dance journal. tarin came to Keene State College for one semester and taught "New Directions in Choreography", which had a great impact on Alana's direction in dance.
Note: L. Tarin Chaplin styled her name specifically as "tarin chaplin."