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]

For now, I have put together what I will call snapshot memories - photos that have been holding space in my mind as I have been working on the book collection for Kellogg-Hubbard Library. More to come.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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."

 
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