David Taft


Professor

Cornish College of the Arts

1000 Lenora
Seattle, WA 98121

206-726-7591
206-612-7894
dtaft@cornish.edu

http://davidtaft.com


Biography:

David has worked in movement theater for over thirty five years, performing in mask, movement, and Commedia dell'Arte with a number of ensemble companies, has extensive touring credits, and worked Off-Broadway for five seasons. He has worked in Seattle at Theater For the New City, On The Boards, Seattle Rep, the Allegro Dance Series and Freehold. David has been Artist- in- Residence instructor in mask and Commedia dell'Arte at the secondary and college level, a freelance movement coach and mask consultant for stage and television, and a radio voice-over artist. Since 1992 he has trained actors in mask, movement and clown at Cornish College of the Arts, and is a full time professor in the theater program. David has also taught classes and private workshops in the Seattle area. Trained with Michael Howard, Tony Montanaro, Carlo Mazzone- Clemente and Gennadi Bogdanov; graduate of the Dell'Arte School; University of Washington, B.A.; Seattle University, M.I.T.



Movement Specialties:

Biomechanics/Meyerhold

Bodywork

Clowning and Circus

Commedia dell'Arte

Conditioning and Acrobatics

Devised Theatre

Improvisation/Theatre Games

Lecoq

Masks

Movement for the Actor

Physical Characterization

Physical Theatre

Puppetry



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