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Leslie Buxbaum Danzig is a director primarily of devised theater productions, working with ensembles over the course of a year or more (or less) to create original performances. Her productions often bring together different performance languages (dance-theater, clown-theater, circus-theater). As both theater-maker and audience member she enjoys the unexpected ways in which narrative (of some kind) emerges from shifting performance forms and logics. She also loves provoking different methods of generating material, as well as encountering varied assumptions about how rehearsals work (as each performance form comes with distinct studio practices).
From 2011 – 2016, Professor Buxbaum Danzig was the curator of the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago, a forum for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars, and prior to that, she was a lecturer in Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. She received her BA from Brown University and PhD in Performance Studies at Northwestern University and trained in physical theater at Écoles Jacques Lecoq and Philippe Gaulier.
Catrin Dowd, TAPS/Music PhD Student, 4th Year.
Michael Stablein, Jr., TAPS/English PhD Student, 3rd Year.