Beaman, Patricia

Patricia Beman

Patricia Beaman

BFA, Dance Performance, University of Michigan 

MA, Dance History and Journalism, New York University, Gallatin Division

Part Time Assistant Professor

As a member of  The New York Baroque Dance Company, Patricia Beaman has toured throughout the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Ms. Beaman has choreographed for French historical plays by Moliére, Marivaux, and Beaumarché, as well as Italian Commedia dell’arte. In addition to her work in Baroque dance, Ms. Beaman has also choreographed and performed modern dance, and taught contemporary partnering in the United States and Europe. She recently received a Mellon grant to reconstruct choreographer Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A and Chair/Pillow, Postmodern works from the Judson Church era. She is currently researching the juxtaposition of the formulaic similarities between 18th century French theatrical dances and those of analytic Postmodern dance of the 1960s. 
Courses Taught:
  • Dance History: From Ritual to Romanticism
  • Dance History: From Petipa to Postmodernism 
Recent Publications:
Dance Research Journal, The NY State Encyclopedia of the Arts, and The Book of Knowledge
Office Location:
Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts
65 West 11th Street
New York, NY  10011
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5100 x3906


Research Interests:

Reconstructing and performing French 18th century Baroque dance with the New York Baroque Dance Company, as well as solo projects 

--Researching and choreographing historical dance for comedie-ballets and the plays of Molière, Beaumarché, and Shakespeare 

--Reconstructing and performing Postmodern dances from the Judson Era in the 1960s

Professional Affiliations:
The New York Baroque Dance Company; Artist-in-Residence at Wesleyan University; Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts
Awards and Honors:
Mellon Grant, Wesleyan University Faculty Grants, New School Faculty Development Grants

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