Boardman, Diane (c. 1950–)

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Boardman, Diane (c. 1950–)

merican dancer and choreographer. Born c. 1950 in Brooklyn, NY.

Began dance training at age 5 at Henry Street Settlement in New York City, with Murray Louis, Phyllis Lamhut and Gladys Bailin; danced with the Lamhut company where she appeared in Hearts of Palm, Extended Voices, Brainwaves and Country Mozart (1971–77), among others; performed in concerts by Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais; formed own dance troupe (1971), performing in theaters in NY and in residencies throughout US; works are known for their imagination and wit, characteristic of Lamhut pieces; choreography includes Love Story (1971), Player Piano Piece (1972), Oolite (1974), Baguette (1974), Set Up (1977), Dynamis (1978) and Man Made (1979).