CLARE COOK DANCE THEATER is committed to creating and producing original dance theater projects that merge multiple art forms through artistic collaboration, fostering the aspirations and talent of young performers committed to pursuing a life in the arts and providing community based outreach opportunities to stimulate creativity and artistry in all people.




Clare Cook Dance Theater launched in New York City in November 2011 as a vehicle for choreographer, Clare Cook, to create and produce original, collaborative dance theater productions. As the company mission states, CCDT is a company of dancers, writers, composers, visual artists and designers committed to working across multiple disciplines including music, text, visual arts, film and video projection. Clare Cook’s varied performance experience in contemporary dance as well as her choreographic experience in musical theatre, plays, operas and films, inspires her desire for collaboration and creation of new forms of theater where dance is an integral storytelling component.

As of August 2015, CCDT finds a new creative home in Lafayette, Louisiana. We envision building a link between Acadiana and New York City, the dance capital of the world. We believe the professionalism and opportunity of the big city combined with the unique culture, strong talent and joyful spirit of South Louisiana is a dynamite combination for creativity. By offering workshops for local dancers with esteemed New York City artists, creating opportunities for New York City collaborators to develop original work with local professionals, and providing performance experiences for Louisiana dancers in Acadiana and in New York City, both communities will share and learn from one another.  The more ways in which Acadiana residents can experience the arts at a professional level, the stronger and more diverse our entire community becomes, allowing us to be recognized on a national scale.



CCDT presents SHOW ME REAL, Tada Theater NYC | March 2012
The New York Musical Theatre presents SHOW ME REAL, PTC Performance Space, NYC | July 2012
MuSE Sounds of the Arts Festival presents BORING THE TALL BLOND TO DEATH, Secret Theatre, NYC | December 2013
CCDT shares new work at Wendy Seyb's Storytelling Lab for Choreographers, NYC | February 2013
CCDT workshops TOUCHING LOSS at the Red Bean Studios, NYC | June & July 2013
DanceNOW premieres UNDER MY SKIN at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, NYC | October 2013
Triskelion Arts' Split Bill Series presents TOUCHING LOSS (excerpt) at the Zoo Theater, NYC | November 2013
New York Theatre Barn & The Choreography Lab invite CCDT to share a new work in development, THE FLOCK | May 2014
CCDT premieres an original version of Stravinsky's FIREBIRD in partnership with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra | October 2014
CCDT performs THE FLOCK at Spoke the Hub's Winter Follies series in Brooklyn, NY | January 2015
CCDT participates in NACHMO 2015 and presents a new duet with musician, Brad Standley, a current work in progress | February 2015 


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