Tim Cowart

(he/him)

Coordinator of the Dance Program, Theatre/Dance

503-838-8243 | cowartt@wou.edu
OPE 211

Personal Website

At WOU since

01/03/2005

Course schedule

Fall 2022
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
10844 D260 DANCE IMPROVISATION MWF 0900-0950 MAPLE HALL
10576 D251 DANCE AND WORLD CULTURES TR 1400-1520 OPE 202
10807 HNR190 HONORS CREATIVE ARTS TR 0930-1050 OPE GYM
10845 D399 SS: DANCE CONCERT &/OR MUSICAL - ONLINE CRS

Vitae

Areas of responsibility

Teaching dance coursework

Administration of the Dance Program

Dance curriculum development and assessment

 

Education

M.F.A. Dance

M.S. Arts Administration

B.F.A. Dance and Choreography

Professional experience

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, 

Current research

The life, choreography, and technique of Michio Ito. 

Dance Partnering: Contact Improvisation, Kaeja Elevations, Ballroom/Social Dance

Screendance

Publications and Presentations

  1. “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

Professional memberships

National Dance Education Organization

Oregon Dance Education Organization

Dance Films Association

 

Japan-America Society of Oregon

 
 
 
 



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