Wendell Beavers

Guest Teacher


A dancer and educator, Wendell founded Naropa University’s MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance Program in 2004. 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. He was cofounder and early director of Movement Research in New York, dancing there in a variety of groups and venues. His work has been seen at DTW, Judson Church, Danspace Project, Dixon Place/Vineyard Theatre, P.S.122, ADF Six-Week School and in numerous university venues in the US and in Europe. He is currently Associate Professor of Performance at Naropa University and Adjunct Professor ETW/NYU. In 2015, he was also a Guest Resident Artist in Ohio University, SITI Co. Saratoga Intensive, and ETW.

Presented by Nine Years Theatre, in conjunction with M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2016

Nine Years Theatre is pleased to host Stephen Webber (SITI Co., New York) and Wendell Beavers (Naropa University), to conduct a unique cross-disciplinary workshop for actors and dancers. Participants will view Viewpoints- an approach to understanding the ideas of Space and Time on stage – and Developmental Movement- the study of the basic neurological patterns of locomotion and reflexive response.

For more information and to register, please visit here.