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Wendell Beavers

Wendell Beavers, a dancer, performer, and educator, co-founder and early Director of Movement Research; founded Naropa University's MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance Program in 2004, Directing that program until 2015. He was a founding faculty member and Director (1984-1990) of The Experimental Theatre Wing (ETW) at NYU teaching there from 1979-2003 where he was involved in developing the Viewpoints in collaboration with originator Mary Overlie. His work has been seen in New York at the now historical Dance Theater Workshop (now NY LIVE ARTS) and PS 122. Also at MR at Judson Church, Danspace Project, Dixon Place/Vineyard Theatre and as part of many loft space projects. He also has taught extensively in the American Dance Festival’s Six-Week School and in numerous university venues in the US and in Europe. He currently teaches, directs and performs under the auspices of his company SomaticPerformer Inc. He recently retired as Associate Professor of Performance at Naropa University and continues to teach in the Naropa MFA and ETW/NYU. He has studied extensively with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, developer of Body Mind Centering®. Recent Guest Artist Residencies include Ohio University(Sept ‘15), SITI Co. Saratoga Intensive(June ‘15. '16 ’17 ‘18), NYU/ETW(Spring ’16 and Fall ’17, Spring ’18, Fall ‘18), Nine Years Theater/Singapore (Nov. ’16), University of Colorado, Boulder (March 2018).

Past Classes & Events

Developmental Technique™

Mon, Sep 10 – Nov 5, 2018
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