contemporary dance technique, choreography, dance history
Paul Besaw, associate professor of dance at The University of Vermont, teaches classes in modern dance technique, choreography, and dance history. Paul’s primary interest lies in developing original dance/theatre and his work has been seen throughout the U.S. He is the founder and co-artistic coordinator of The Solo Workshop, a multidisciplinary group of artists exploring the solo mode and premiering new evenings of performance. He is also a founding member of New Agnes Orange (formerly The Misa Table), a performance collective devoted to original, collaboratively devised theatre projects.
He has served as full time dance faculty at California State University, Sacramento, where he coordinated the 2006 American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) Southwest Region Conference, and Catawba College in North Carolina, where he coordinated the dance and musical theatre programs. Three of his dances on university dance students have been selected for regional ACDFA conference culminating Gala Concerts.Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors of ACDFA, representing the New England Region.
Memorable performances: Paul’s experience also includes performing for dance artists Jack Arnold, Blue Skid Dance, Sally Bomer, Clare Byrne, Joel Conrad, John Gamble, Susan Levine, Marcia Murdock, Sherone Price, Kayvon Pourazar, Tiffany Rhynard, Alta Lu Townes, and Jan Van Dyke.
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