Press quotes

“Rife with theatrical gems” Thea Singer, Boston Globe

“Moments of significant theatrical power” Theodore Bale, Boston Herald

“Lorraine Chapman’s Good Fortune resembles Paul Taylor’s Cloven Kingdom in the way courtly decorum gives way to animal behavior” Debra Cash, Boston Globe

“Clever, kitschy, a hilarious, fiercely intelligent madcap romp” Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review

“Eccentric, invented, seductive” Marcia B. Siegel, Boston Phoenix

“Lorraine Chapman’s work combines dynamic, sharp-edged movement and compelling theatricality. (Her) dancers don’t just move, they somehow provoke- by their relationships to one another, by the way they relate to the audience. It’s not only satisfying on a visceral level but on a cerebral level as well” Karen Cambell, Boston Herald

“Engaging, exotic regality, with quick changes of affect and gesture and a strong sense of patterning” Karen Cambell, Boston Herald

“Tours de force of athletic entanglements” Diane C. Grant, Boston Globe

“Enigmatic, terrific, stylish, memorable, complemented by charming, witty details in the head, hands and feet” Karen Cambell, Boston Herald

“Neither dance, nor acting, but something in between” Adam Kirsch, Harvard Crimson

“Lorraine Chapman generated fierce, passionate dancing” Michael Crabb, Dance International Magazine

“A satisfyingly dense work (that) is a montage, humorous, well-danced, well-played, and one is left with a series of images that suggest performance cabaret” Richard C. Skidmore, The Martha’s Vineyard Times

“Provocative moments in sound and in movement” Thea Singer, Boston Globe

“Lorraine Chapman, a deeply talented choreographer, provided an emphatic finale with her ‘danse noir’. There’s a fundamental terror in much of her work, and last night it certainly came alive in this vivid, well-crafted and idiosyncratic piece of dance theater. Bravo.” Theodore Bale, Boston Herald

“A densely, well-designed work, theatrical in it’s images and props. Drawing on Japanese themes, Chapman offers sketches and tableaux about group dynamic and individuality, narratives built through shapes.” Pamela Anthony, Edmonton Journal

“Lorraine Chapman juxtaposes the drab, conventional world of the businessman with the colourful, dynamism of Japanese Kabuki theater. The work is witty, quirky and exhilarating.” Anna Mouat, Calgary Herald

“An anguished, even violent, outburst for six dancers that preserved its formal patterning as the individuals’ movement headed out of control.” Marcia B. Siegel, Boston Phoenix