Dr. Mary Lynn Babcock | Dance and Theatre

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Dr. Mary Lynn Babcock

Professor of Dance & Dance Advisor
M.F.A. in Dance, and Ph.D. in American Studies: Focus areas Dance and Anthropology, Dissertation: Presence and Copresence: Embodiment of Self and Other in American Contemporary Concert Dance, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Certified Movement Analyst (C.M.A.), Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New York

Dr. Babcock has presented her work and taught at universities, Mid-America Dance Alliance and American College Dance Festivals throughout the United States. Her primary methodology centers around critical embodiment where somatic practices hold central focus. (Somatic movement education advances 'bodily knowledge' with regard to how we think about, perceive, respond to, and experience movement). Internationally her scholarly and creative work has taken her to Jamaica, The Netherlands, Brazil, Cairo, Denmark, Taiwan, Egypt and to the VII Annual International Festival for Contemporary Choreographers in Almada, Portugal.

Her most recent publications are "From Here to Here: Teaching interactions between the live and the virtual self in choreography." Overby, L.Y. & B. Lepczyk. (Eds.) (2018). In Dance: Current Selected Research, Vol. 9,DE: University of Delaware Library Open Access Publishing Platform, and "Application and activation: choreography interacting with digital media," in Research in Dance: A guide for students. 1st Edition. Overby, Young-Shanahan. Routledge.

Dr. Babcock has served on the Board for National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and is presently a National Rep for dance and the Child International (daCi) USA Chapter.

Her primary influence in modern dance has been with Bill Evans, Erick Hawkins company members, Clay Taliaferro and Claire Porter. Presently she teaches Improvisation/Choreography, Laban Studies, and Dance and Technology.

Dr. Babcock has created one of the first maclab studios of this kind in Texas designed specifically for dance majors. She is founder and artistic director of Satellite-Dance a collective group of artists from varied disciplines dedicated to the creation and performance of original dance works. The company is dedicated to morphing boundaries, integrating with media technologies, and sharing live and virtual performances

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