Faculty Accomplishments

Our Dance faculty members are active professional working artists, scholars, and educators, exploring movement here and abroad. Take a look at what they've been doing:

Robert Benford toured with Washington Ballet in Turkey at the International Ballet Festival, where he performed his composition Fluctuating Hemlines August 21-31, 2011.  

Jeff Friedman instructed Polish dance students in a workshop on oral history theory, method and practice at the Silesian Dance Festival in Bytom, Poland, July 4-7, 2011, where he facilitated the Choreographers Forums.

Kim Gibilisco traveled to Berlin, where she was hosted by Danceworks-Berlin to create a new solo, MOTH, in collaboration with a video artist. On September 23, 2011, Gibilisco premiered MOTH at the 92nd Street Y.

Randy James presented his original choreography, The Day After Jesus Was Born, at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on September 23, 2011. Freespace Dance honored James on June 24, 2011, at St. Mark’s Church for his advocacy and personal and professional assistance to Freespace Dance. James was commissioned by the American Repertory Ballet in Princeton, N.J., to present his duet, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, on the company’s male dancers.

Keith Thompson taught contemporary modern technique and set repertory for participants in a two-week-long summer school at the Tsekh Moscow Summer Dance School from July 10-23, 2011.