Climenhaga, Royd

Royd Climenhaga

PhD, Performance Studies, Northwestern University

MA, Performance Studies, Northwestern University

BA, English, Oberlin College

Part Time Lecturer, The Arts

I want to experience, think and write about and create art that pushes me, changes me, and that I carry with me. What else matters? The work I make challenges the boundaries of the performance experience, blurring the distinctions between theatre, dance, image, language, and sound to create a new theatre of engagement. And I want to work together with other people in the rehearsal room, struggling through process and exploration to create work that is energetic, passionate and playful. I want to continue to think and explore in my classes, asking questions, discovering a new investment when we together reach a point where we don’t quite know what’s next, but are happy to get there.
Courses Taught:
LTHR 2015 – Dramatic Literature: Modern Drama
LTHR 2016 – Dramatic Literature: Contemporary Drama
LTHR 3106 – Theater Theory

LINA 2069 – Shock of the New (20th Century Avant-Garde and Cultural Change)
LINA 2070 – Collaboration: From Perception to Performance
LINA 2011 – Physical Performance
Recent Publications:
20th Century Performance: A History of Interdisciplinary Artistic Practice. Under Contract, Routledge. Proposal accepted for publication and contract signed to complete a history of performance practice integrating influences from theater, dance and the visual arts.
Pina Bausch: A Sourcebook. Forthcoming, Routledge, 2012. A collection of source material on Pina Bausch and Tanztheater, with introductory essays and newly translated interviews with the artist.
Performance Practitioner Series: Pina Bausch. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2009. A monograph on Pina Bausch following the model of this series with sections on biography and context, major works, rehearsal and developed performance and exercises and techniques.

Seleted Essays in Edited Collections and Journals:
“Creating the Moment: Anne Bogart and SITI Company” Actor Training: 2nd Edition. Ed. Alison Hodge. London and New York: Routledge, 2010.
“Realigned Presence.” A Reflection on Pina Bausch. HotReview: a peer-reviewed online journal of theater. Ed. by Jonathan Kalb.
“One Breath from the Wind of Change: Big Dance Theatre Developmental Process for The Other Here.” Theatre Forum, Summer 2007: 40-49.
“Dance into Theatre: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker.” Theatre Forum, Fall 2004: 59-66.
“Nur Du (Only You) a piece by Pina Bausch,” TPQ, Spring 1997: 288-298. 

Research Interests:
I am interested in Avant-Garde artistic practice of the Modern Era across disciplines in the visual arts, music, dance and theater, cultural shifts and change of the 20th century, and contemporary performance and artistic production. 
Professional Affiliations:
I founded Human Company with Kelly Hanson, and am Co-Artistic Director, helping to explore developmental and cross-disciplinary models for performance in creating new work for the stage.

In addition to teaching, I also work in arts management and grant writing, working for David Bury & Associates, a development consulting firm helping arts and cultural non-profit organizations realize their largest visions. 
Recent Presentations/Exhibits:
Martin Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center, “Pina Bausch,” Organized and led this day-long symposium of film screenings and panel discussion, 2009.
HERE Arts Center, New York, “Developing New Work,” Co-Director of symposium surrounding issues related to the performance of Stanley by Lisa D’Amour, 2006.
Columbia University, MFA Directing Program, “Presence and Form: Pina Bausch and Creating New Work for the Theatre,” Director’s Forum, 2001. 
Against the Dying of the Light, original piece, HUMAN COMPANY, NYC, (2010, Irondale Theater Center, (writer/co-producer)(in development) i-Park (East Haddam, CT), WOW Café)

III (producer/director), original works, HUMAN COMPANY, NYC,(2009, PS 122)

Faust (producer/writer), original piece, HUMAN COMPANY, NYC,(2008, BAX showcase)

Schiele (producer/director)original piece HUMAN COMPANY, NYC, (2007, HERE Arts Center)

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