Coordinator of the Dance Program, Theatre/Dance
At WOU since01/03/2005
Course scheduleFall 2023
|10640||D260||DANCE IMPROVISATION||MW 1030-1150||MAPLE HALL|
|10641||D399||SS: DANCE CONCERT &/OR MUSICAL||-||--- ---|
|11118||D270||DANCE PARTNERING||MW 1330-1450||MAPLE HALL|
|10613||HNR190||HONORS CREATIVE ARTS||TR 0930-1050||OPE GYM|
|11258||HNR190||HONORS CREATIVE ARTS||TR 1230-1350||MAPLE HALL|
Areas of responsibility
Teaching dance coursework
Administration of the Dance Program
Dance curriculum development and assessment
M.S. Arts Administration
B.F.A. Dance and Choreography
As a performing artist, Cowart danced nationally and internationally with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company, the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, and with Impact Production's 'Dayuma' and 'The Masterpiece.' He has also worked with Sean Curran, David Dorfman, Elizabeth Streb, Mark Taylor, Minh Tran, Rob Kitsos, Margo Van Ummersen, and Alito Alessi.
Cowart has served as a judge for the Dance Films Association's Dance on Camera Festival and his relationship with the organization has been elevated to that of a key partner due to the continuing curatorial and educational contributions he has made that have led to him developing an ideal university model for the Dance on Camera Tour. He curated an annual Screendance festival for over 13 years.
Awards and honors
University of Oregon School of Music & Dance Distinguished Alumni Award 2017
LVAIC Dance Consortium Distinguished Service Award 2016
Undergraduate courses taught
All levels of Modern Dance, Dance Partnering, Dance History, Dance Improvisation, Dance in World Cultures, Introduction to Ballroom, Honors Creative Process, Honors Health & Wellness,
The life, choreography, and technique of Michio Ito.
Dance Partnering: Contact Improvisation, Kaeja Elevations, Ballroom/Social Dance
Publications and Presentations
“World Dance Cultures: From Ritual to Spectacle.” Book review for Journal of Dance Education. July 2019. Online Publication.
“Interview with director Bonnie Oda Homsey.” Japan Studies Association Journal, 2014.
“Review of Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer.” Japan Studies Association Journal, 2014.
“Interview with director Bonnie Oda Homsey.” Dance Films Association’s Blog, 2013.
“Review of Michio Ito Pioneering Dancer-Choreographer.” Dance Films Association’s Blog, 2013
National Dance Education Organization
Oregon Dance Education Organization
Dance Films Association
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