The Department of Drama has world-class movement and dance specialists: Lin Snelling (dance/movement) and Michael Kennard of Mump & Smoot (movement/clowning).
Research is the honing of musical, experiential, intuitive, technical, energetic and anatomical intelligence the body offers through dancing. By listening to the practical and paradoxical intelligence of the body, the dancer becomes scholar as the body's intelligence and intuition is a vibrant and sensual library. Making dance, dancing and discussing dance creates an open field for cross-pollination in art.
Primary Teaching Areas: BFA Movement for Actors. Coordinator
of MFA in Theatre Practice. Graduate and Doctoral Supervision
Uses the clown techniques to explore performer impulse, truth and vulnerability in relationship to the audience. Creates imaginative worlds without literal boundaries.
Primary Teaching Areas: Performer-Created Theatre, Movement and Physical Theatre, Collective Creation, Clown. Graduate Supervision.