linden tree productions
Created in 2010 by Lindsay Caddle LaPointe, Linden Tree Productions provides video and dance support for your art and life memories. Lindsay Caddle LaPointe documents stage dances as if she were a part of the dance and edits video as if she were choreographing. Through her teaching in video and dance she is always striving to learn new things to pass along. Whether you are looking to promote your work through video, learn a new dance move or need advice with dance and technology - Linden Tree Productions would be glad to help you.
Lindsay Caddle LaPointe:
She received her bachelor of arts degree in Dance/Performance from Roger Williams University and her master's degree in Dance and Technology from The Ohio State University’s department of dance.
The Bates Dance Festival
The Boston Foundation Live Arts Grant recipients
The Landmarks Orchestra
Boston Center for the Arts'
Dance Residencies and Run of the Mills
The Dance Complex
Bebe Miller Company
Locality 2012 Dance Festival
Currently Lindsay teaches Dance Film Survey, Improvisation and Modern Dance Technique at Dean College. As well as Visual Communications at Regis College.
She also teaches dance to teens at Setting the Barre Dance Academy.
Through my practice of teaching I strive to keep things new and fresh. Upon doing this, natural patterns emerge and a vocabulary is formed. Modern dance to me comes from the individual and the past that lives inside them. For myself, influences from other individual modern teachers, ballet technique, jazz and hip hop expressions are molded into what I call my individual modern dance style.
Students in my classes learn through repetition and the experience of moving. They follow along until it feels correct for their bodies. As we move I give images and suggestions of how they can execute the dance better. It is my goal for people to dance as long in their lives as possible. In keeping this goal I remind students to relax, find proper placement and rely on the support of the floor.
The choreography technique of accumulation is used to break down the movements in my classes. Slowly the steps tack onto one another as I bounce the movement from one side to the next building the dance phrase. This allows for the opposite side to not feel so daunting.
Overall, dancing to me should be joyful. The music and movement should inspire and surprise the students. As John Cage states in his 10 Rules for Students and Teachers, “Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It is lighter than you think.”
Company Member of Public Displays of Motion / Peter DiMuro