Donna Eshelman: Seven Keys to Skilled Movement

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Donna Eshelman, M.A., G.C.F.P.
323-333-1968, cell
donnaeshelman.com  |  donna@stellarcaterpillar.com
Movement Coach, Choreographer, Teaching Artist

THEATRE AND DANCE THEATRE EXPERIENCE

 
  The Two Kids that Blow Shit Up
by Carla Ching
(World Premiere)
Movement Specialist with Dir. Jeremy Lelliott The Lounge Theatre, Los Angeles
Artists at Play Theatre Co.
Ovation Recommended
  Vieux Carré Choreographer & Movement Coach with Dir. Jeremy Lelliott Lankershim Arts Ctr., NOHO
Coeurage Theatre Co.
  The Woodsman Movement Coach with Dir. Jeremy Lelliott Lyric-Hyperion Thtr., Los Angeles
Coeurage Theatre Co.
  Adult Ballet LA Movement Coach with Chor. Philip McAbee Studio A, Los Angeles
  6 Dances Co-choreographer, Co-producer, Co-performer with Philip McAbee Historic Besant Lodge,
Los Angeles
  Mercy Dancer, multimedia performance with Dir. Meredith Monk & Ann Hamilton Royce Hall, UCLA
  Untitled Dancer, site-specific performance with Chor. Ko Murobushi (Butoh) Museums Quartier, Vienna
  Weeping Willow Choreographer & Dancer Cudamani Institue, Bali
  Weeping Willow Choreographer & Dancer Palm Springs
  Raindrop Choreographer & Dancer Palm Springs
  Girasole Choreographer & Dancer Palm Springs
  Nasori Dancer, traditional Bugaku dance staged by Suenobu Togi LA Buddhist Study Center temple dedication ceremony
  The Blue Realm Guest Artist, Choreographer & Dancer Aichi Educational Univ., Japan
  Babes in Toyland Assistant Choreographer (musical) Riverside Children’s Theatre
  The King Assistant Choreographer (musical) Trinity Players, Redlands
  Good News Scrooge Assistant Choreographer (musical) Trinity Players, Redlands
TEACHING    

 

Private Practice offering one-on-one movement coaching, group classes, master classes, since 1997.
“Movement for Actors,” part-time lecturer, California State University, Fullerton, since Fall 2007.
“Movement for Dancers,” two week summer intensive for youth, Camarillo Performing Arts Academy.

EDUCATION    

 

International Feldenkrais Federation, Florence, Italy, Certification in the Feldenkrais Method
University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. in Dance
University of California, Riverside, B.A. in Dance & History (double-major)
Professional Dance Training in Modern and Ballet Techniques, 1990-present
Training with Andrew Harwood, founder of Contact Improv, Bates Dance Festival and ImPulsTanz
Certification programs completed in Labanotation, Pilates, Yoga, Gyrotonics, among others.

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND STUDY

 
 

Cudamani Institute, Bali, Indonesia, study of Balinese dance technique in dance theatre
Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA), Havana, Cuba, research on dance training methods
Academia Nacional del Tango, Buenos Aires, Argentina, tango technique and performance
Escola de Danca, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, roots of samba and modern Afro-Brazilian dance
ImPulsTanz, Vienna, Austria, Butoh technique/improv/composition with Ko Murobushi
Centro de Danza, Rome, Italy, modern technique with Ricky Bonavita and ballet

WRITING    

 

Dance Critic, The Corsair, Santa Monica

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